Energy of combustion – data

Below you will find sets of data relating to the combustion of fuels generated from various experiments carried out here at SSERC.

A.  Experimental calculations of the enthalpy of combustion of various fuels

In the experiment below, 50 cm3 of water was heated with different fuels in a spirit burner for 1 minute. As well as a table of the data and calculations you will also find graphs of temperature change per minute and of experimental v literature values for enthalpy of combustion for three alcohols.

B.  Determining the time taken for a set temperature rise

In this version of the same experiment, instead of determining the temperature rise for a fixed heating time, we determined the time taken to achieve a fixed temperature rise.