Ideas for Chem1A Student Research

Category Application
Medical/Forensic
  1. Trans Fatty Acids
  2. Fingerprint powders
  3. Barium drink for CAT scans
  4. CFCs and the ozone layer
  5. Dialysis
  6. Luminol
  7. Tattoo removal
  8. Hydrogen peroxide
Environment and Nature
  1. Aurora Borealis
  2. Smog
  3. Stalactites and Stalagmites
  4. MTBE Additive in Gasoline
  5. Seashells
  6. Bombardier Beetles
Military
  1. Explosives (TNT, etc.)
  2. Bulletproof vests
  3. NomexTM (flame retardant clothing)
  4. Gas masks
  5. Night vision goggles
Household
  1. Nail polish remover
  2. CO detector
  3. Automatic sprinklers
  4. Windshield coatings (RainXTM)
  5. Water filters
  6. Brightener in detergents
  7. Liquid PaperTM correction fluid
  8. DranoTM and Liquid-PlumberTM
Sports & Recreation
  1. Glowsticks
  2. GoretexTM, water repellant
  3. Breathalyzer Tests
  4. Fake snow
  5. Fog machines
  6. Antifreeze
  7. LEDs
  8. Airbags
Food
  1. Antacids
  2. Carbonation of soda
  3. Hot peppers, relieve the burn
  4. Sugar refining
  5. Onions, crying
  6. Artificial sweeteners