The measurement of the quantity of heat is called calorimetry.
What are calorimetry and calorimeter?
- Calorimetry is the process of measuring the amount of heat released or absorbed during a chemical reaction.
- A calorimeter is a device used to measure the amount of heat involved in a chemical or physical process.
- Constant Volume (bomb) calorimetry is used to measure a reaction’s heat while holding volume constant and resisting large amounts of pressure.
- Differential scanning calorimetry is a specific calorimetry type, including both a sample substance and a reference substance, residing in separate chambers.
- The calorimeter’s temperature change is used to derive the amount of heat transferred by the process under study.