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ERIC Number: EJ1062233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Applications of Chemiluminescence in the Teaching of Experimental Design
Krawczyk, Tomasz; Slupska, Roksana; Baj, Stefan
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n2 p317-321 Feb 2015
This work describes a single-session laboratory experiment devoted to teaching the principles of factorial experimental design. Students undertook the rational optimization of a luminol oxidation reaction, using a two-level experiment that aimed to create a long-lasting bright emission. During the session students used only simple glassware and registered the impact of the concentrations of a catalyst, a base, and an oxidant on chemiluminescence with their own eyes. The laboratory facilitated the development of hands-on experience with the statistical design of experiments, the foremost of which was the intuitive understanding of this industrially and scientifically relevant research technique.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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