ERIC Number: EJ1090632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Can Provide Critical Thinking Opportunities
Moore, Dale E.; Goode, David R.; Seney, Caryn S.; Boatwright, Jennifer M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n2 p304-310 Feb 2016
College chemistry faculties might not have considered including isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) in their majors' curriculum because experimental data from this instrumental method are often analyzed via automation (software). However, the software-based data analysis can be replaced with a spreadsheet-based analysis that is readily accessible to undergraduate students. This article describes a three-phase study (three lab periods) of cation-hexametaphosphate complexation via ITC, including the asymptote method by which students perform their own ITC data analysis, to demonstrate how ITC experiments can provide students with critical thinking opportunities comparable to other data-analysis-intensive physical-analytical experiments.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Science Experiments, Thermodynamics, Science Laboratories, Undergraduate Students, Computer Software, Technology Uses in Education, Laboratory Experiments, Heat
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1140008