Case Study: Cooking Under Pressure—Applying the Ideal Gas Law in the Kitchen

by: Ling Chen, Jennifer Y. Anderson, and Diane R. Wang

This case study uses a daily cooking scenario to demonstrate how the boiling point of water is directly related to the external pressures in order to reinforce the concepts of boiling and boiling point, apply ideal gas law, and relate chemical reaction rates with temperatures. It also extends its teaching to autoclaves used to destroy microorganisms and toxins in the medical field and promotes awareness of time and energy conservations, benefiting students as well as the environment.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2010Stock # jcst10_040_02_76Volume 040Issue 02

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