Title

Effects of Temperature on Resistivity of Copper Sulfate Solutions

Presenter Information

Arthur Southard

Department

Chemistry

Major

Chemistry

Research Advisor

Gerald, Rex

Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Abstract

This experiment used a direct current circuit to send potential through a copper II sulfate solution. The temperature of the solution was changed to five different temperatures, one of them being room temperature as a control. The other temperatures used were 5°C, 11°C, 54°C, and 84°C. This temperature variation gave a look into the linear trend of copper II sulfate solutions dependence on temperature. From the data obtained in this experiment it was determined that there is a relationship between temperature and resistivity. The DC circuit set up varied current (I) and held voltage at 14.9A. This experiment could be improved so that the exact temperature is known and by adding multiple trials.

Biography

Arthur Southard is senior in the Chemistry Department emphasizing in pre-med. He currently has been interning at Brewer Science since May 2013.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Presentation Date

15 Apr 2015, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

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Effects of Temperature on Resistivity of Copper Sulfate Solutions

Upper Atrium/Hall

This experiment used a direct current circuit to send potential through a copper II sulfate solution. The temperature of the solution was changed to five different temperatures, one of them being room temperature as a control. The other temperatures used were 5°C, 11°C, 54°C, and 84°C. This temperature variation gave a look into the linear trend of copper II sulfate solutions dependence on temperature. From the data obtained in this experiment it was determined that there is a relationship between temperature and resistivity. The DC circuit set up varied current (I) and held voltage at 14.9A. This experiment could be improved so that the exact temperature is known and by adding multiple trials.