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Semiadiabatic (Isoperibol) Solution Calorimetry

Thermal Analysis

  1. Edgar F. Vargas

Published Online: 12 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/0471266965.com119

Characterization of Materials

Characterization of Materials

How to Cite

Vargas, E. F. 2012. Semiadiabatic (Isoperibol) Solution Calorimetry. Characterization of Materials. 1–11.

Author Information

  1. Chemistry Department, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá D.C., Colombia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2012


The semi-adiabatic (isoperibol) solution calorimetry is a versatile calorimetric technique with a broad field of applications. The principles of the method and the common designs of the calorimeters are described. The Regnault–Pfaundler and Dickinson methods for determination of temperature change of the reaction/solution or the calibration are also described. Finally, applications of the semi-adiabatic solution calorimetry are mentioned.


  • solution calorimetry;
  • semi-adiabatic calorimetry;
  • enthalpies of solution