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Energy Content of Foods

Figure from experiment 16 from Chemistry with Vernier

Introduction

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.

Objectives

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 features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 16 from Chemistry with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Chemistry with Vernier</em> book cover

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