The H₂-O-Car (EXP)

A company claims to have made a car which is completely powered by water. It is your task to determine if this is possible, and to recommend whether the production of the H2-O-Car should be pursued.

Green, Volkswagen type car with water going into the engine. Image by David Armstrong.

Problem written by: Tolib Marawi

Experiment written by: Dr. David Armstrong

Curriculum items covered: Reaction coordinate diagrams, enthalpies of formation, Hess' Law.

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