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How temperature affects the power output from an apple

  1. Nov 8, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    i'm doing an experiment about how the power output from fruit cell changes when it is heated up.
    i've put my results into a excel spreadsheet, but i don't know how to explain the relationship between the temperature and the power increase.
    all the relevant data and the graph is in the spreadsheet.

    basicly, i need someone to explain reaction kinetics

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    My hypothesis was that the power output from the fruit would decrease as the temperature increased, due to the presumable increase in resistance. My actual results are probably due to the chemistry of the apple. The increase of temperature would increase the oxidation and reduction within the apple, thus improving the kinetics of the chemical reaction around threefold over a 10° increase in temperature.


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