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FUEL CELL GENERATION
 
Chemistry

Key Topics: Stoichiometry, Electrochemistry

This problem focuses on the EGIL flight controller, who monitors the electrical systems, fuel cells and associated cryogenics of NASA’s space shuttle. Students will find mass and molar ratios of reactants through stoichiometry and use half reactions to determine standard cell potential.

Students will analyze space shuttle schematics and data to:
  • find mass and molar ratios of reactants through stoichiometry; and
  • use half reactions to determine standard cell potential.


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Related Resources
> VIDEO: Fuel Cell Animation
> VIDEO: NASA EDGE Tribute to the Space Shuttle