The grocery store meets the gas station in this innovative, new activity.
- Ideal for Grades 9-12
- Activity Demonstrates Green Chemistry Concepts
- Estimated Lab Time: Four Classes, 50 Minutes Each
Students explore green solutions to environmental issues by implementing chemistry techniques to convert new vegetable oil to diesel fuel.
The final products are nontoxic and biodegradable, and the cleaned, dry biodiesel product is road ready for any diesel powered vehicle.
Accessories information: 10 Lab Groups
Ordering information: Due to the nature of this item, it cannot be shipped by air under any circumstances. Please select ground shipping at time of checkout. Materials in this lab include vegetable oil, methyl alcohol, potassium hydroxide, a micro burner, a teacher's manual, and student copymasters. Materials that are need but not included beakers, graduated cylinders, thermometers, hotplate/stirrers, electronic balance, and water-proof self-adhesive. This item requires one of the three items: large pipettes & bulbs, separatory funnels, or wash bottles. A fume hood, available separately, is required to perform a portion of this lab activity.