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chem lab2 - 7 Matt Idleman Nick Rotruck 2/20/08 QUESTION:...

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Nick Rotruck 2/20/08 QUESTION: How do your find the caloric content of food products? And how close can you get to the actual caloric content that is published on the container of certain foods? HYPOTHESIS: I believe that if I follow the procedure properly, with minimal error, I can get very close to the actual caloric content posted on the container of the two different foods. PROCEDURE: 1. Set up a stage that included a cork wrapped in aluminum foil with a paper clip sticking out the top, stuck to a square of glass, with an aluminum can full of 100 grams of water suspended over the cork on a ring stand. 2. Placed a peanut on the paper clip and burnt it with a match while keeping track of the temperature of the water. 3. After peanut finished burning, found mass of burnt peanut and the change in water temperature. 4. From that data, I found the energy produced per gram of the peanut. 5. Repeated steps 2-4 for a piece of Crispix cereal. 6.
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