Burn Cheetoh Burn
Students were able to explore the nutritional Calories of a Cheetoh in AP Chem the other day by burning the Cheetoh in a home-made(SP) calorimeter. A calorimeter uses water to absorb the energy given off in a chemical reaction such as burning. By burning the Cheetoh they were able to calculate the amount of energy it gave off and convert those units into nutritional Calories. This is part of the thermochemistry unit the class does on heat energy.