What is a calorimeter?
A calorimeter is a device used for calorimetry, the science
of measuring the heat of chemical reactions or physical changes as
well as heat capacity. The word calorimeter is derived from
the Latin word calore, meaning heat. Differential scanning
calorimeters, isothermal microcalorimeters, titration calorimeters
and accelerated rate calorimeters are among the most common types.
A simple calorimeter just consists of a thermometer attached to a
metal container full of water suspended above a combustion