I have to do an IB Chemistry IA and I wanted to relate it somehow to aviation; however, I can't do anything super complicated though because I'm only a high schooler. Here are some possible topics along with research questions...
- Fuels - comparing qualities, response to different variables/environments
- Aluminum alloys - strength testing, response to different weather, idk
- Antifreeze - how it works, how to strengthen, etc
- Paint - UV radiation corrosion, high temperatures
This list could go on and on, but I'm curious what you all think is a good idea. All a topic really needs is just a chemical reaction(s) that can be extensively studied and extended. Also it's important to note I don't actually have to do any experimentation, I just have to find information online in papers and databases. Sorry if these ideas sound ridiculous/outlandish, this is my first time attempting to tackle aviation from a scientific perspective. Thanks for any help.