Comparing Winter and Summer Petrol Blends
   
     

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This video demonstrates the difference in the volatility of summer (on the left) and winter (on the right) petrol. A small volume of each fuel is added to a test tube and a balloon inserted over the neck of the tube. The tubes are then inserted into a warm water bath in a beaker which warms the petrol.

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For further information see Salters Advanced Chemistry, 2000, Activities and Assessment Pack, Second Edition, ISBN 0 435 631217