bomb calorimeter(redirected from bomb calorimeters)
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bomb calorimeter[′bäm kal·ə′rim·əd·ər]
A calorimeter designed with a strong-walled container constructed of a corrosion-resistant alloy, called the bomb, immersed in about 2.5 liters of water in a metal container; the sample, usually an organic compound, is ignited by electricity, and the heat generated is measured.