Fri December 30, 2011 By:

what is water equivalent ?

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Mon January 02, 2012
The amount of water that would absorb the same amount of heat as the calorimeter per degree temperature increase.
suppose you calorimeter absorbs an amount  of heat to increase its temp from 14C to 15C,that amount of heat will increase the temp of "water equivalent"amount of water by 1 C.
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