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ERIC Number: EJ921513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Cooking under Pressure: Applying the Ideal Gas Law in the Kitchen
Chen, Ling; Anderson, Jennifer Y.; Wang, Diane R.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v40 n2 p76-78 Nov 2010
This case study uses a daily cooking scenario to demonstrate how the boiling point of water is directly related to the external pressures in order to reinforce the concepts of boiling and boiling point, apply ideal gas law, and relate chemical reaction rates with temperatures. It also extends its teaching to autoclaves used to destroy microorganisms and toxins in the medical field and promotes awareness of time and energy conservations, benefiting students as well as the environment. (Contains 1 table and lists 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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