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ERIC Number: EJ1108459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Transient-Absorption Spectroscopy of Cis-Trans Isomerization of N,N-dimethyl-4,4'-Azodianiline with 3D-Printed Temperature-Controlled Sample Holder
Kosenkov, Dmytro; Shaw, James; Zuczek, Jennifer; Kholod, Yana
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n7 p1299-1304 Jul 2016
The laboratory unit demonstrates a project based approach to teaching physical chemistry laboratory where upper-division undergraduates carry out a transient-absorption experiment investigating the kinetics of cis-trans isomerization of N,N-dimethyl-4,4'-azodianiline. Students participate in modification of a standard flash-photolysis spectrometer by adding a temperature-controlled sample holder. The sample holder design is open-source and can be reproduced with the 3D-printing technology. Students build the experimental setup, perform the transient spectroscopy experiment, and analyze the obtained kinetics data to estimate the activation energy, enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy of cis-trans isomerization of N,N-dimethyl-4,4'-azodianiline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A