Bend the large paper clip as shown to make a peanut holder. Use tape to mount the paper clip in the center of the pie pan. The pie pan is necessary because the burning peanut may fall off the holder or drip flaming fat drops.
Place 10 mL of water into the test tube.
Mount the test tube in the holder over the paper clip.
To Do and Notice
Find the mass of a whole peanut in grams.
Mount the peanut on the bent-paper clip peanut holder.
Make sure the peanut is a few centimeters under the test tube of water.
Make sure your hair and clothing is out of the way and will not be close to the burning peanut or the match.
Light the peanut, just hold the match under it, the peanut will catch on fire.
Notice the long burning flame.
Notice that the water in the test tube begins to boil violently.
Let the peanut burn out and the test tube cool for 5 minutes or so.
Measure the amount of water left in the test tube and compute the volume and therefore mass of water that boiled away.
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