ERIC Number: EJ749869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Preparation and Viscosity of Biodiesel from New and Used Vegetable Oil: An Inquiry-Based Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
Clarke, Nathan R.; Casey, John Patrick; Brown, Earlene D.; Oneyma, Ezenwa; Donaghy, Kelley J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v83 n2 p257 Feb 2006
A synthesis is developed to make biodiesel from vegetable oils such as soybean, sunflower, and corn oil, as an exercise in the laboratory. Viscosity measurements were used to gain an understanding of an intermolecular property of the biodiesel and that has limited the implementation of biodiesel on a wide scale basis, solidification at low temperature.
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Fuels, Chemistry, Environmental Education, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Concepts, Inquiry, Synthesis, Program Development, Power Technology
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