hey guys, wondering if someone could help me with my lab.
So recently we were asked to identify metals via specific heat capacities, and i decided to use a "styrofoam cup" calorimeter. Everything seemed to work out great.
the only problem is that now that ive done the calculatons, i found that i have a huuuuge percent error (>300%), and i was wondering what could be the cause of this? i dont think its reasonable to say this is all because of the crappyness of the styrofoam cup...any suggestions?