Enthalpy change of combustion of ethanol | practical videos | 14–16 years

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Video and resources investigating the heat energy change of combustion of ethanol

Measure the enthalpy change of combustion of ethanol with GCSE, Junior Cycle and National 5 learners using this practical video, including a step-by-step method, calculation support for learners and evaluation. Download the supporting resources including teacher and technician notes, worksheets, answers, integrated instructions and more. Use the video and resources to prepare for and complement live practical work, as well as for flipped learning and revision. 

The experiment introduces the equipment and technique, with real-world applications to provide context. Review key terms such as exothermic, enthalpy, complete and incomplete combustion. Plus, use the video to evaluate the method or test other alcohols to compare their enthalpy changes. Learners will also develop mathematical skills through converting units and calculations.

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