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Unformatted text preview: actually testing it to save materials and time. 5. Because our rate of change did not work very well, the majority of our lab was done through mechanical strategies. We made several tests, each time proportionally increasing the amount of chemicals. When we reached a trial where the amount of CO2 was less than the previous trial, we would then reduce the chemical amount slightly to try and get the maximum production of CO2. 6. This method would not be suitable for airbags at all. The amount of time it takes for NaHCO3 and Ch3COOH to react is quite substantial. In an automobile airbag, time is of the essence and it must be inflated in milliseconds, something the two chemicals just cannot do. During the experiment, I also had to vigorously shake the bag just to get the chemicals to mix, something that will most likely not happen in a car accident....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2009 for the course BIO biology taught by Professor Meighan during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '09