Professor Bob McMahon - Astrochemistry - Index for Grades 5-8

Introduction to Bob McMahon's Research

Instrumentation Used to Study Space Molecules

Environment of Earth vs Environment of Outer Space

Potential and Chemical Energy

Energy Transfer - Kinetic Energy Taken In

Energy Transfer - Light Energy Taken In

What Happens When There Isn't Enough Energy?

Energy Transfer - Energy is Released

Separation of Reactive Molecules

Matrix Isolation of Reactive Molecules

Photochemistry in the Matrix

Why is this Research Important?

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