Octanol-1 Lab Report

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This experiment was aimed to discover which fuel out of ethanol, octanol-1 ad 2-pentanol would be the most suitable to take on a camping trip. This was completed by filling a spirit lamp with one of the three selected fuels and then lighted to heat the water 150C from the initial temperature, after this the spirit lamp was measured before and after; the data that was collected was then used to calculate release of combustion and enthalpy. It was discover that octanol-1 would be the best option out of ethanol, octanol-1 and 2-pentanol to take on a camping trip. This was due to its heat of combustion being higher due to it containing more carbons than the other two fuels. By having more carbons it had a greater heat of combustion which caused

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