What is the meaning of a negative temperature when using the calorimetry formula (Q=mc△t)?
Explanation from Alloprof
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The calorimetry formula is used to measure the transfer of heat in a closed system.
Therefore, when the temperature variation (△t) is negative, the reaction releases heat. On the other hand, when the temperature variation is positive, the reaction absorbs heat.
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