Monday, February 15, 2010

Class Log 2/15/2010

Dr. Jim Phillips visited our class today. He reviewed concepts from basic chemistry:

-Chemical Equations: Hydrocarbon Combustion
-Dimensional Analysis (Conversion factors)
-Chemical Mass Balance

He also provided on-the-spot chemical mass balancing exercises (with hydrocarbons and their respective equations) and dimensional analysis conversions for students to try out.

**On Wednesday students will account for what happens when they add energy into the hydrocarbon combustion equation. After this is completed, Dr. Phillips will teach students how to calculate their own individual basic carbon inventories using the following information (don't forget to bring this info to class!):

(1) utility bill
(2) estimate of miles driven/taken by bus
(3) estimate of caloric intake in a day.

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