Personal Narrative: My First Chemistry

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My first chemistry experiment was in 5th grade when my older brother recruited me as his “little helper” for his science project. I was in charge of heating film canisters pre-filled with an alcohol and water mixture to allow vapor to build inside. I also measured how long the canister stayed in the air after the vapor detonated from a spark. The longer air time translated into a more powerful explosion. I was surprised that the data showed that putting more alcohol into the mixture did not make a more powerful explosion. I want to know why. I want to create a battery that is charged by movements. Imagine that you never need to connect your phone to a charger. Walking, running, swimming, or merely waving your hand will bring juice into the
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