All human activity requires “burning” food for energy. In this experiment, you will determine the energy released (in kJ/g) as various foods, such as cashews, marshmallows, peanuts, and popcorn, burn. You will look for patterns in the amounts of energy released during burning of the different foods.
In this experiment, you will
Determine the energy released from various foods as they burn.
Look for patterns in the amounts of energy released during burning of different foods.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment requires each of the following Vernier sensors and equipment (unless otherwise noted):
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List of materials and equipment
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