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ERIC Number: EJ1062166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Experimenting with Synthesis and Analysis of Cationic Gemini Surfactants in a Second-Semester General Chemistry Laboratory
Anzovino, Mary E.; Greenberg, Andrew E.; Moore, John W.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n3 p524-528 Mar 2015
A laboratory experiment is described in which students synthesize a variety of cationic gemini surfactants and analyze their efficacy as fabric softeners. Students perform a simple organic synthesis reaction and two analytical tests (one qualitative and one quantitative), and use the class data to assess the synthesized products. The experiment was based on published research developed in the chemistry department at the institution at which the experiment was developed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: DMR-0832760