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Module 1 | Production of materials

Focus 3: Other resources, such as ethanol, are readily available from renewable resources such as plants

Lesson 1 | Ethanol as a fuel

  • Outline the use of ethanol as a fuel and explain why it can be called a renewable resource

  • Assess the potential of ethanol as an alternative fuel and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of its use

  • Process information from secondary sources to summarise the use of ethanol as an alternative car fuel, evaluating the success of current usage

Lesson 2 | Hydration of ethylene & dehydration of ethanol

  • Describe the dehydration of ethanol to ethylene and identify the need for a catalyst in this process and the catalyst used

  • Describe the addition of water to ethylene resulting in the production of ethanol and identify the need for a catalyst in this process and the catalyst used

  • Process information from secondary sources such as molecular model kits, digital technologies or computer simulations to model:
    – the addition of water to ethylene
    – the dehydration of ethanol

Lesson 3 | Fermentation

  • Describe conditions under which fermentation of sugars is promoted

  • Summarise the chemistry of the fermentation process

  • Solve problems, plan and perform a first-hand investigation to carry out the fermentation of glucose and monitor mass changes

  • Present information from secondary sources by writing a balanced equation for the fermentation of glucose to ethanol

Lesson 4 | Structure of ethanol

  • Describe and account for the many uses of ethanol as a solvent for polar and non-polar substances

Lesson 5 | IUPAC Nomenclature

  • Identify the IUPAC nomenclature for straight-chained alkanols from C1 to C8

Lesson 6 | Molar heat of combustion

  • Identify data sources, choose resources and perform a first-hand investigation to determine and compare heats of combustion of at least three liquid alkanols per gram and per mole

  • Define the molar heat of combustion of a compound and calculate the value for ethanol from first-hand data

Lesson 7 | Industrial production of ethanol

  • Process information from secondary sources to summarise the processes involved in the industrial production of ethanol from sugarcane

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