I did this lab in school the other day and now I'm analyzing my data. The goal of my lab was to react NaHCO3 and Na2CO3 seperately in 2.00 mol of HCl. Because I need to use Hess's law to figure out the enthalpy change in
2NaHCO3 (s) -> Na2CO3(s) + H2O(l) + CO2(g)
So I've found my change in temperature, and mass of HCl, but how do I find out the heat capacity of the HCl so I can figure out Q? In Q = mc∆T.
Or is there another way to do this?
Thanks for your help.