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ERIC Number: EJ1003239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Determining the Transference Number of H[superscript +](aq) by a Modified Moving Boundary Method: A Directed Study for the Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Dabke, Rajeev B.; Gebeyehu, Zewdu; Padelford, Jonathan
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n12 p1600-1603 Dec 2012
A directed study for the undergraduate physical chemistry laboratory for determining the transference number of H[superscript +](aq) using a modified moving boundary method is presented. The laboratory study combines Faraday's laws of electrolysis with mole ratios and the perfect gas equation. The volume of hydrogen gas produced at the cathode is monitored and the perfect gas equation is applied to determine the amount of H[subscript 2](g) produced. The transference number of H[superscript +](aq) is then determined from the volume of HCl(aq) swept by the boundary, the molarity of HCl(aq), and the amount of H[subscript 2](g) produced. The cell is directly powered by 9 V batteries and involves no electronic circuit or a milliammeter. Preparation of the electrochemical cell, experimental procedure, and results of the experiment are presented. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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