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Answer to Question #58958 in General Chemistry for Zain Hassan

Question #58958
Instead of using mass of water to calculate heat, the mass of food item was food item was used. Explain how this would impact the calculated energy (Q) for that trial ??

This question is from the food calorimetry lab
Expert's answer
Water and food have different specific heat capacities.
As a result of this substitution the trial result will be incorrect.

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