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Electrical Equivalent of Heat

Determine the amount of electrical energy (in Joules) that is equivalent to a certain amount of thermal energy (in calories) by measuring the amount of electrical energy used in the heating resistor to heat water and the resulting thermal energy added to the water.


Student Files

53_ElectEquivHeat.cap 2.02 MB
53_ElectEquivHeat_with_Data.cap 2.29 MB
53_Electrical_Equivalent_of_Heat.docx 1,018.95 KB
53_Electrical_Equiv_inset.jpg 742.03 KB
53_Calorimeter_Parts.jpg 275.32 KB
53_Electric_Equiv_Setup.jpg 657.84 KB
53_Electrical_Equivalent_of_Heat.pdf 160.24 KB
Source: Lab #53

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Electrical Equivalent of Heat