Explore BrainMass

# What to Include When Calculating Heat Emitted (q)

Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

When calculating the amount of heat emitted (q):

In which of these situations should you add the weight of what is added to the water, to the weight of the water itself?

- 17g stick of boiled metal added to water in a calorimeter.

or

- 2g of NaOH added to water to measure the heat of dissolving.

Â© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com November 29, 2021, 11:48 pm ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/chemistry/energetics-and-thermodynamics/include-calculating-heat-emitted-3163

#### Solution Preview

In neither case are you adding the weight of the substance to the weight of the water. When you are calculating q, you are figuring how ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution explains how to determine which factors need to be included in an equation to figure out heat emitted during a reaction.

\$2.49