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ERIC Number: EJ1178636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Teaching Electrochemistry in the General Chemistry Laboratory through Corrosion Exercises
Sanders, Richard W.; Crettol, Gregory L.; Brown, Joseph D.; Plummer, Patrick T.; Schendorf, Tara M.; Oliphant, Alex; Swithenbank, Susan B.; Ferrante, Robert F.; Gray, Joshua P.
Journal of Chemical Education, v95 n5 p842-846 May 2018
Electrochemistry is primarily taught in first-year undergraduate courses through batteries; this lab focuses instead on corrosion to apply electrochemical concepts of electrolytes, standard reduction potentials, galvanic cells, and other chemistry concepts including Le Chatelier's Principle and Henry's Law. Students investigate galvanic corrosion under neutral and acidic conditions quantitatively by measuring voltage, amperage, and mass loss and qualitatively using phenolphthalein. They also investigate protection against corrosion through the use of sacrificial anodes and impressed current cathodic protection.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Defense
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A