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ERIC Number: EJ1253810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Determining the Ternary Phase Diagram of Benzene-Acetic Acid-Water Using Isothermal Titration Microcalorimetry to Train Upper-Level Undergraduates in Advanced Calorimetry Methods
Zhang, Qian; Liu, Jie; Bao, Hongcui; Nai, Xiao; Sun, Dezhi; Ma, Bing
Journal of Chemical Education, v97 n5 p1470-1475 May 2020
A new method to determine a ternary phase diagram of benzene-acetic acid-water system is provided to upper-division undergraduate students. The partially miscible liquid phase region can be accurately constructed using isothermal titration microcalorimetry (ITC). Compared with the traditional visual method, ITC can provide precise data and more information about the dissolution process despite the expensive instrument and the long titration time. This experiment can be conditionally incorporated into a physical chemistry laboratory curriculum as a modern acquisition of a classic ternary phase diagram.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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