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ERIC Number: EJ1175940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
From Eggshells to Quicklime: Using Carbonate Cycle as an Integrating Concept to Introduce Students to Materials Analysis by TGA and FTIR
Vera, Fernando Luna; Chalapud, Marcelo Guancha; Viveros, Ingrid Castillo; Medina, Edgar Alexander Vasquez
Journal of Chemical Education, v95 n4 p625-630 Apr 2018
In this paper, we report an experiment intended as a tool to introduce chemistry and materials science students to several chemical concepts through the determination of the best experimental conditions for the formation of calcium oxide (lime) from a source of high content of calcium carbonate (eggshells). Thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and qualitative tests were used to optimize the experimental conditions of calcination temperature and time for the formation of calcium oxide.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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