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View Resource Counting Calories

This article by Paul Doherty, Senior Scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, describes the burning peanut experiment and provides an introduction to food energy and how it is measured. The site presents an explanation of how food energy is converted to other forms in the human body. Also included is a discussion of the first law of thermodynamics and calorimetry with applications to...

View Resource Hydrogen as Fuel Teacher's Guide

This classroom unit introduces the concept of hydrogen as a fuel source. The material may be used in part or in full, and should take anywhere from 1-4 class periods to complete. Students will learn to recognize the properties of hydrogen, learn how hydrogen is made and explore how vehicles store hydrogen. Basic scientific principles taught include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonds,...

View Resource Thermochemistry

This resource from the "Challenge Problems" section of JCE's online collection is all about Thermochemistry. A diagram of an experiment is followed by questions, which allow students

View Resource Chemical Calculations

This site contains many chemistry applets created by Jonathan Goodman and his group at Cambridge University. An example of an applet available is the Molecular Weight Calculation; whereby entering in a molecular formula, users are able to discover the HRMS weight, the molecular weight, the element percents, and the Molecular Ion Isotope Pattern. Interactive graphs are also available to assist...

View Resource The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Chemistry Fundamentals Program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chemistry Fundamentals Program offers an interactive review of the fundamentals of chemistry for incoming college freshman chemistry students. The basic link offers materials about chemical nomenclature, atomic structure, stoichiometry, and acid base chemistry. After learning about these essentials, users can progress to more advanced topics such as...

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