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Coal used to fire a power plant has an energy value of 13,250 Btu/lb. A 0.2500 g sample of this coal is combusted in a bomb calorimeter with a heat capacity of 4,589 J/K. Calculate the temperature rise of the calorimeter?

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The temperature rise of a calorimeter is calculated for a power plant. The solution is given in a step-by-step equation.

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heat capacity of coal (C) = 13250 BTU/lb
1 BTU = 1.055*10^3 J
mass m = 0.25 g = ...

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