The calorimeter is commonly made up of Copper because the specific heat capacity of copper is low. Hence, it will absorb a small amount of heat before reaching the Thermal Equilibrium.
What is a calorimeter?
A calorimeter is a device used to measure the quantity of heat transferred to or from an object. Cu is highly malleable, and hence very thin box of small mass can be made. Copper is a good conductor of heat. Calorimetry is the process of measuring the amount of heat released or absorbed during a chemical reaction.
- Calorimetry is used as a technique for thermal analysis.
- Adiabatic calorimeters measure the change in enthalpy of a reaction occurring in solution.
- Isothermal titration calorimeter is used in the pharmaceutical industry to characterize potential drug candidates.