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360Science™: Measure Energy in Combustion Reactions

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Students follow a detailed procedure to determine the energy density of a wood splint. They must construct an explanation to support the idea that combustion reactions obey the law of conservation of matter.

Concepts

  • Chemical reactions
  • Combustion reactions
  • Energy transfer in chemical reactions
  • Law of conservation of mass