Fuels in chemistry

The students reconstruct mineral oil refinery and test the purity of their fractions using gas chromatography. As an example for a renewable energy source the students will produce biodiesel from rapeseed oil. 

Experiments:

  • Fractional distillation of mineral oil
  • Different inflammability of alkanes 
  • Catalytic cracking mineral oil
  • Gas chromatography
  • Synthesis of biodiesel

 

Recommended: from grade 11 on 
Duration: 1 day