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Paul College, Pasig High School Department School Year 2011 – 2012 Cagampan, Daniella Dela Concepcion, Sofia De Vera, Stefanie Erese, Victoria Tolentino, Ayana Burn a Nut Laboratory Report No. 2 I. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this experiment is to determine which acts as a better source of energy, nuts or alcohol. II. PROCEDURE Score:______ Date Submitted:_______

Part A: Measuring the Energy in Nuts 1. Determine the combined mass of your nut, nut holder, and watch glass 2. Arrange your nut on the nut holder as shown below.

record the initial water temperature. As soon as it is lit. Calculate the change in mass of the nut Part B: Measuring the Energy in Alcohol 11. 10. 5. but not close enough to put out the flame. record the time to the nearest second. Allow the alcohol to burn for exactly 3 minutes 12. record the time. Record your data. Record the temperature of the water in the can. Measure and record the mass of the nut and nut holder again. Allow your nut to burn until it goes out. . Pour 50mL of room temperature water in your can.3. 8. As soon as the nut stops burning. Grab your matches and set the nut on fire. Position the bottom of the can in the flame of the burning nut. and set-up the can as shown below 4. Calculate the change in temperature of the water in the can. Repeat steps 1 to 10 but instead of a nut use an alcohol lamp. 9. 7. 6.

DATA AND CALCULATIONS Burning a Nut Type of nut: Cashew Temperature of water in can Combined mass of nut. the temperature rose from an initial temperature of 27 C to a final temperature of 50 C. which gives us the change in temperature of 23 C. V. RESULTS In the first part of the experiment.III.75g 0:00 50° 104.35g 3:00 minutes Change (∆) 23° 9. our group used the cashew nut as a source of energy to heat the water inside the can. The change in temperature of the first part of the experiment is 13 C which is less than the change in temperature when the group used the alcohol burner. when our group used the alcohol burner as a source of energy. DISCUSSION . and watch glass Time Initial 27° Final 40° Change (∆) 13° 51g 0:00 50g 3:00 minutes 1g 3:00 minutes Denatured Alcohol Temperature of water in can Mass of burner Time Alcohol Burner Initial Final 27° 113. Meanwhile. The temperature of the water inside the can rises from an initial temperature of 27 C to 40 C after three minutes. nut holder.4g 3:00 minutes IV.

As for the size of the nut. . the intensity of the flame was also consistently affected because if the nut used was larger.During the experiment. the height of the flame was gradually affected because if the alcohol used was lesser. the flame would be stronger and the duration/length of the time produced by the nut would be longer. For the specific amount of alcohol used. the increase in temperature of the water manipulated by the heat was 13 C and the increase in temperature of the water manipulated by the alcohol burner was 23 C which indicates that the final temperature has a difference of 10 C. the intensity and height of the flame will decrease. Only some of the factors contributing to this result are the specific amount of alcohol used and the small size of the nut.

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