Bomb-calorimeter



noun
(chem) a device for determining heats of combustion by igniting a sample in a high pressure of oxygen in a sealed vessel and measuring the resulting rise in temperature: used for measuring the calorific value of foods
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General Science Bertha M. Clark

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