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ERIC Number: EJ1032442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Exploration of Thermochromic Materials Using Experimental and Theoretical Infrared and UV-Visible Spectroscopy
Costello, Kelsey; Doan, Kevin Thinh; Organtini, Kari Lynn; Wilson, John; Boyer, Morgan; Gibbs, Greglynn; Tribe, Lorena
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n6 p883-888 Jun 2014
This laboratory was developed by undergraduate students in collaboration with the course instructor as part of a peer-developed and peer-led lab curriculum in a general chemistry course. The goal was to explore the hypothesis that crystal violet lactone was responsible for the thermochromic properties of a sipping straw using a FT-IR for experimental determinations of vibrational frequencies, UV-vis to quantify the color change, and the software packages Spartan and Gaussian 09 for theoretical calculations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A