All Fuels articles – Page 2

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    On This Day – Jul 07 : Rocket apparatus fueled with solid 'explosive material'

    The first of these rockets was successfully launched on 16th March 1926 by the American scientist and his colleagues in Auburn, Massachusetts. It was fuelled by liquid oxygen (O2) and gasoline, and reached a height of 12.5 metres.

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    New photocatalyst shows promise

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Nickel-based material can convert carbon monoxide into high-value hydrocarbons

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    Exploring UK fracking emissions concerns

    2016-05-04T00:00:00Z

    Elinor Hughes drills down into how scientists are checking potential greenhouse gas and radioactive emissions from the hydraulic fracturing of shale

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    A hydrogen powered rocket

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    Try this spectacular demonstration to make a rocket using a plastic drink bottle fuelled by hydrogen and air. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Hydrogen falls apart under pressure

    2016-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Nina Notman learns that the simplest element in the universe is actually quite complex when put under pressure

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    Making biodiesel

    The Learning about materials resources collection presents educational resources about materials in the form of teacher’s notes and photocopiable worksheets. This resource contains instructions for practical work on making a biodiesel, as well as worksheets covering alkenes, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, calculations on biodiesel yields, ester/biodiesel production and thermochemistry.

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    Making biodiesel

    The Learning about materials resources collection presents educational resources about materials in the form of teacher’s notes and photocopiable worksheets. This resource contains instructions for practical work on a) making a biodiesel and b) comparing it to fossil diesel, as well as a comprehension exercise, and a team exercise.

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    Eucalyptus bears catalyst and biofuel

    2015-12-17T00:00:00Z

    Hydrolysis catalyst regenerated from reaction waste

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    From chip fat to biofuel

    2015-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Solvent-free synthesis converts fatty acids into diesel replacement

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    Cracking hydrocarbons on a microscale

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    Use this microscale experiment to illustrate hydrocarbon cracking using paraffin, bromine water and aluminium oxide. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Solar Fuels and Artificial Photosynthesis

    A variety of infographics (diagrams) explaining photosynthesis, artificial photosynthesis, and the production and uses of solar fuels.

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    What ignited the Hindenburg?

    2015-07-03T00:00:00Z

    We look at the theories behind the cause of the German airship disaster

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    Combustion of ethanol

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    Illustrate the large energy changes that take place during the combustion of alcohols with this spectacular demonstration. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    MOFs head to market

    2014-07-03T00:00:00Z

    The most porous manmade materials, metal–organic frameworks, are pushing towards commercialisation. Elinor Hughes tracks their progress

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    Is thorium the perfect fuel?

    2014-05-08T00:00:00Z

    Mike Follows discusses the advantages nuclear reactors fuelled by liquid thorium salts may offer over the ones currently used to power homes and businesses

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    Energy

    Knowledge of energetics can help understand the process of a reaction and the conditions under which it operates. It also develops knowledge of the link between individual bond energies and the net energy gain or loss as well as the realisation that energy is not just heat. This programme is ...

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    Cannon fire

    2014-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Declan Fleming shows you how to capture your students’ imaginations with spectacular demonstrations

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    Terpenes: not just for Christmas

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    The chemicals that give Christmas trees their pine fresh smell could be at the centre of a chemical revolution, as Josh Howgego explains

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    Ethanol rockets

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Putting the energy from the 'methanol whoosh bottle experiment' to good use

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    On This Day - Feb 02 : Leaded petrol was marketed

    Before the serious health hazards were known, an organolead compound with the formula (CH3CH2)4Pb was mixed with petrol to increase the power and fuel economy of cars. The advantages of this type of petrol eventually led to a universal switch to leaded fuel.