Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

Combustion of Sucrose in a Bomb Calorimeter

1. Combustion of 2.016 grams of solid sucrose (C6H12O6) at 25 º C in a bomb calorimeter with heat capacity 9550 J K -1 gives a temperature rise of 3.282 º C.

a) Write the balanced equation for the combustion of sucrose
b) What is the work done by the system?
c) What is the heat change per mole of sucrose for the reaction?
d) Find the change in internal energy per mole of solid sucrose for this process


Solution Summary

The solution shows how data from a bomb calorimeter can be used to calculate the internal energy of sucrose.