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Breaking Down Calorimetry at Reflux

Posted by AnnMarie Fauske on 03.16.17

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A review of the procedures used in heat flow reaction calorimetry experiments under reflux and their evaluation is presented. A method to calibrate global heat transfer coefficients and the mass flow of the cooling condenser fluid under refluxing conditions is validated and discussed through experiments with pure solvents. A study of the influence of the most significant experimental conditions on the accuracy of the measurements is also considered.

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