Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Describe 5 esters and their uses in the engineering world.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Friedel-Crafts process

Research and be able to describe what this process is, covering alkylation and acylation.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Benzene compounds

Produce a presentation on the following;

  • How is benzene made? Tim
  • Pick 2 other compounds, research and describe how they're made? Andre & Stan
  • What is TCP? How to antiseptics work? James

Monday, 25 February 2013

Organic Chemistry

Simple questions really... 1)What is Organic Chemistry? Post your definition in the blog comments please. 2)How do Alkanes, Alkenes and Arenes differ from each other?

Friday, 18 January 2013

Work for Fri 18th Jan

We're currently studying heat and thermodynamics, so in light of this, research and produce a presentation showing how a Stirling Engine works.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Diesel Engine

The SHC for air is 0.00121 Given the volume of air is 500cm3, the density of air is 1.294kg.m-3, work out how much energy is required to compress the cylinder of air. (Hint, convert the volume of air to mass first!) Next, if the engine is running at 1000rpm, how much energy is needed to compress the air. Show your working.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Compression & Expansion of gasses

Monday 10th Dec, P1-3 Working in pairs, produce a presentation which explains how the following work;

  • Air conditioning - James & Stan

  • A refrigerator - Andre & Tim
  • Elementary maths in your presentation is desirable!