THIS IS CANDLELIGHT

Using an aluminum soda can as a calorimeter, to which you added an assigned and weighed volume of water you will measure or calculate:
  • the rate of mass loss of a burning candle.
  • the amount of heat given off by a burning candle.
  • the Heat of Combustion of a candle.
  • the rate equation for a burning candle.
To start this experiment:
1. Sign up at one of the experiment sites (Olson 103 or Balance Room)
2. Print out a direction sheet............ DIRECTION SHEET
3. Using Playchem, print out the data sheet. Professor Kluiber will O.K. the experiment.
4. You have one hour to complete this experiment.

To time your experiment, there is a
stopwatch below

Time (seconds):

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