What are the different types of chemical reactions<br />Combustion<br />Synthesis<br />Decomposition<br />Single displacement<br />Double displacement<br />Acid-base<br />http://misterguch.brinkster.net/6typesofchemicalrxn.html<br />
What is a combustion reaction?<br />It’s a chemical reaction between an oxidant and a fuel source.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combustion_reaction<br />
What is the fire triangle?<br />It is a triangle that shows you what you would need to form a fire.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_triangle<br />
What is activation energy? <br />It’s the energy that is needed to create a chemical reaction. <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activation_energy<br />
Why is heat/energy a necessary part of the fire triangle?<br />Without the energy (heat, oxygen, and fuel) you would not be able to create a fire.<br /> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_triangle<br />http://scavenging.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/fire.jpg<br />
How is the cooktop of your stove (not electric) a real-life example of a fire triangle?<br />When a stove is turned on, the gas is rushed and meets with the energy and ignites to creat a fire.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_triangle<br />http://www.turbophoto.com/misc/watermark/9001239.jpg<br />
What is a combustion engine?<br />It is when fuel is mixed with air in a combustion chamber.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combustion_Engine<br />
How does a combustion engine work?<br />It works when a type of fuel fills the chamber and then it ignited by something causing a small explosion which causes the engine to work.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_combustion_engine<br />http://www.dplastina.com/gurch/site/images/Engine.jpg<br />
In terms of combustion, how are NASCAR engines different from street car engines that allow them to operate at much higher speeds?<br />A NASCAR engine is based on the size of its engine. They are based ob a 340 cubic inch V-8 design that was first created in the 1960s.<br />http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-racing/nascar/nascar-basics/nascar4.htm<br />
How does nitrous oxide help engines perform better?<br />Its better because when it is heated up until a temperature of 570 degrees F, it becomes oxygen and nitrogen. This means the engine will be able to get more oxygen which will perform better. <br />http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question259.htm<br />http://www.lti.co.uk/images/taxi/tx4/tx4-engine.jpg<br />
Provide 1 documented example of cheating in NASCAR in which something was done illegally to increase the combustion performance of the engine<br />Michael Waltrip, a NASCAR racer’s car was found with a additive fuel in his cars fuel and was DQed and fined $100,000. <br />http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/17136318/ns/sports-motor_sports//<br />http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2007/writers/lars_anderson/04/13/waltrip/t1_michael.waltrip.jpg<br />
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