From stalls to really fast F1
cars, this weekend on FYPhysics! we have been breaking down the physics
of stalls, boundary layers, and F1 cars. In case you missed it out here
are the links to the posts:
The laser is an iconic technology, forever linked to the idea of scientific progress. So why was it nearly called a loser? In this physics lesson, Es Einsteinium gives an in-depth discussion on lasers, starting from the beginning, where you’ll learn about masers (the laser’s predecessor). Learn about the functions and purposes (or lack thereof) of masers and lasers such as space communication and fiber optics in this lesson!
An anonymous follower asked if gasoline ever spoiled, considering gasoline derives it root from the dead and decayed. An enthralling question, to which i didn’t know the answer to.
But i did a bit of research and here is what i found. ( This is not a furnished answer by any standard, feel free to add along )
YES! Gasoline does spoil!
And it takes a couple of months to do so. There are a couple of reasons as to why it spoils:
Oxidation: Hydrocarbons present in gasoline react with the air that is existent in the tank. This leads to the degradation of the fuel.
Evaporation: Gasoline is a
mixture of volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbons derived from petroleum.
The most highly volatile components in gasoline also tend to evaporate
over time. As they do, the remaining fuel’s volatility and ability to
combust properly degrades. The less volatile the fuel, the less
effectively it burns in your engine.
* Other fuels such as Diesel also do spoil, but they take longer!
stabilisers are available for helping preserve fuel if you’re storing
your car or lawnmower for long periods.
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