Experimental Procedures:Apparatus and Materials--Dewar flask -Stop clock
graduated pipette-Suction bulb
graduated cylinder -Burette-Retort stand-Beakers
Concentrated sulphuric acid ( H
Concentrated nitric acid ( HNO
)-1M of sodium hydroxide
0.1 M of hydrochloric acid ( HCl )-Methyl orange indicator Procedure-Part 1: Determination of calorimeter constant of the given Dewar flask
of distilled water was pipetted into the Dewar flask (calorimeter).2.The water in the flask was stirred with the thermometer.3.Meanwhile, the temperature of the water was measured and recorded at interval of 1 minute over a period of 5 minutes.
About 2 cm
of concentrated sulphuric acid was introduced into the calorimeter by a graduated cylinder at the end of the period.
The solution in the calorimeter was continually stirred; the temperature wascontinually measured and recorded at 1 minute interval over the period of 10minutes until the temperature value had become constant.6.The solution in the calorimeter was allowed to cool.7.A burette was filled in with 1M of sodium hydroxide solution and clamp onto aretort stand.
of the sulphuric acid solution in the calorimeter was pipetted into a beaker.9.The sulphuric acid solution was titrated against the 1M of sodium hydroxidesolution so that the molarity of the sulphuric acid can be determined.