|Burning potato chips in the lab in our calorimetry experiment.|
|It is shocking how well the potato chips burn!|
|This group is working on the Calorimetry POGIL with the mole at the table for help.|
|Measuring the heat content in a candle to learn the calorimetry technique.|
The challenge problem for the potato chip experiment is to determine the mass of chips needed to take a cup of water from room temperature to completely boiled away. This problem forces the kids to consider to energy requirements of the phase change in addition to heating water to the boiling point. If your curious, it takes about 200 grams of potato chips to boil away a cup of water.