Chemical reactions power TU engineering mini cars

Monday, April 8th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Some local TU students, mixed business with pleasure Monday. Engineering students created mini chemical cars. The upper classmen raced their car against the freshmen.

The two toys cars are powered by chemical reactions. The cars had to travel between 50 and 100 feet and carry at least a pound of water. University of Tulsa freshman, Thomas Gilbert, "We place magnesium here and we fill the bottom part of the chamber with hydrochloric acid."

The freshmen car won the race. They now represent TU at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers contest later this month in Iowa.