What is the relationship between heat and calorimetry?
Calorimetry is an experimental method that allows one to calculate the heat change in a chemical process.
calorimeter is just a reaction vessel. It could be a foam cup, a soda can, or a commercially available bomb calorimeter like http://www.parrinst.com/products/oxygen-bomb-calorimeters/1341-plain-jacket-bomb-calorimeter/.
Basically, you have a certain amount of water surrounding a reaction. You measure the temperature change in that water, and you use that to calculate the heat gained or released during a process. That equation usually takes a form:
Where q represents the heat change in the reaction, the calorimeter and the water. Since you are only measuring temperature, you will need to calculate the heat using it.
The change in heat of the calorimeter is given by:
The change in heat of the water is given by:
The video discusses how to solve a sample calorimetry calculation.
Video from: Noel Pauller
See here for more sample calculations:
Another video on calorimetry: