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This presentation is part of: High School Education Posters

Infrared Spectroscopic and Calorimetric Analysis of Various Fuels: Structure and Efficiency

Karan Chhabra and Mana Ameri. Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ

The current dependency on oil and the quest for alternative energy sources have prompted us to study this topic. We will use infrared spectroscopy and calorimetry to determine an optimal method for improving energy in America. Using molecular models and statistical data, we will also determine what makes a good fuel. We expect the fuel with the most hydrocarbon bonds to carry the most energy. After this experiment, we will have revealed the best way for America to shift its oil dependency and move on to more modern methods of obtaining energy.

This research project funded by the Young Science Achievers Program.


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