The Combustion of Octane (the boat using the fuel to power the boat)
a- activation energy b-energy relesed by forming bonds c- total change in energy
2C8H18 + 25O2
16CO2 + 18H2O
H= -5,139.5 kJ/mol (exothermic)
The birds preen their feathers to remove the fuel and then they ingest it
Once the bird ingests the fuel the benzine that is in the fuel starts to poison them. it only takes 930 mg of benzine to kill a 1kg bird. It would only take 6.75 grams of benzine to kill a 160lbs. adult. Not only is benzine harmful when the bird ingests it, it is also toxic through the skin.