ERIC Number: EJ1050702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
A Colorful Solubility Exercise for Organic Chemistry
Shugrue, Christopher R.; Mentzen, Hans H., II; Linton, Brian R.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n1 p135-138 Jan 2015
A discovery chemistry laboratory has been developed for the introductory organic chemistry student to investigate the concepts of polarity, miscibility, solubility, and density. The simple procedure takes advantage of the solubility of two colored dyes in a series of solvents or solvent mixtures, and the diffusion of colors can be easily visualized. The clear and obvious results help promote an immediate understanding of the relevant concepts, as well as providing a memorable foundation to draw upon in future experiments.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Organic Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Color, Science Experiments, Hands on Science, Molecular Structure, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments
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