Exothermic Reflection Experiment

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Introduction This project used four different exothermic reactions to boil one litre of water, in doing this the reactions’ economic and environmental friendliness were tested and compared. The following exothermic reactions were tested: the combustion of charcoal, the combustion of wood, the combustion of propane gas and the combustion of hydrogen gas. It is important to note that we did as much as possible to carry out all the experiments fairly, however we faced a few difficulties and were not able to complete the hydrogen combustion experiment due to a lack of equipment and a safe environment in which to carry out the experiment. However we can be sure of the outcome (had we continued with the experiment) due to research and the help of Brendon Duke (the Business Development Manager of the Horizon Education Group) from Chicago – who is now based in Prague. Any of the following information with a preceding star is information that we were not able to test however we can prove the outcome. Aim The aim of this project is to explore alternative sources of household energy (for the use of cooking) to reduce our dependence on environmentally expensive current methods of generating heat energy, the alternatives should be both economically and environmentally friendly. Hypothesis The substances oxygen and hydrogen – used in an exothermic reaction – will be the most (long term) economically and environmentally friendly. Problem and Motivation The problem currently faced in South

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