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CHEM 161 - Biodiesel: Home

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Sample search string: biofuel production
Use more search words to focus results: biofuel production cooking oil
Add alternative words to expand results: (biodiesel OR biofuel) (production OR process) "cooking oil"

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Don't forget to check out these interesting CHEM books.

Basic Research Process

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2. Where should you look?

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3. How do you know if your results are good?

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4. Who did you get your information from?

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