Definition of Bomb calorimeter

1. Noun. Strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion.

Exact synonyms: Bomb
Generic synonyms: Calorimeter

Medical Definition of Bomb calorimeter

1. An instrument which measures the heat released or absorbed during a chemical reaction. It is used for determining the potential energy of organic substances, including those in foods. It consists of a hollow steel container, lined with platinum and filled with pure oxygen, into which a weighed quantity of substance is placed and ignited with an electric fuse; the heat produced is absorbed by water surrounding the bomb and, from the rise in temperature, the calories liberated are calculated. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bomb Calorimeter

boltzmann constant
boltzmann equation
bolus dressing
bolus injection
bomb around
bomb blast
bomb calorimeter (current term)
bomb it
bomb out
bomb rack
bomb shelter
bomb shelters
bomb site
bomb sites
bomb up

Literary usage of Bomb calorimeter

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1. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"The Emerson bomb calorimeter is an excellent type available in the American market. One gram of the 60-mesh sample of coal prepared for analysis is weighed ..."

2. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach, Andrew Lincoln Winton (1913)
"... of many experiments showing the mean values for protein, fats, and carbohydrates. The bomb calorimeter.*—This apparatus in its most approved form, ..."

3. Technical Gas and Fuel Analysis by Alfred Holmes White (1920)
"CHAPTER XVI HEATING VALUE OF COAL BY THE bomb calorimeter 1. General Methods of Determining Heating Value.—The • heating value of a fuel is determined ..."

4. Practical physiological chemistry: A Book Designed for Use in Courses in by Philip Bovier Hawk (1910)
"BERTHELOT-ATWATER bomb calorimeter. (CROSS-SECTION OF APPARATUS AS READY FOR USE.) rA, Steel cup or bomb proper; C, collar of steel; G, opening through ..."

5. A Handbook of Physics Measurements by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Oscar William Silvey, George William Sherman, David Christie Duncan (1918)
"... stirrer, thermometer, worm, and condensed steam. Ezp. 79. Determination of the Heat Value of a Solid with the Combustion bomb calorimeter ..."

6. Organic Agricultural Chemistry (the Chemistry of Plants and Animals); a by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1916)
"bomb calorimeter. — This determination of the fuel value or food value of food substances is made in a piece of apparatus known as a bomb calorimeter. ..."

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