The Effect of Temperature and Viscosity on the Rate of Reaction...

In our experiment, we sought to slow the rate of reaction in a chemiluminescent solution of luminol and hydrogen peroxide by changing the temperature of the solution and the amount of thickening agent (sodium polyacrylate) introduced. We found that the glow duration was longest when temperature was low and the amount of the agent, sodium polyacrylate, was high. We came to this conclusion using Statistical Design of Experiment (DOE) to analyze the results of eight trials. We used this method because it allowed us to test multiple factors at the same time and clearly analyze the results, saving time and resources.

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Nicole Jacobs
South Lake

Nicolette Jones
L'Anse Creuse