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ERIC Number: EJ814866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Synthesis and Base Hydrolysis of a Cobalt(III) Complex Coordinated by a Thioether Ligand
Roecker, Lee
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n11 p1562-1564 Nov 2008
A two-week laboratory experiment for students in advanced inorganic chemistry is described. Students prepare and characterize a cobalt(III) complex coordinated by a thioether ligand during the first week of the experiment and then study the kinetics of Co-S bond cleavage in basic solution during the second week. The synthetic portion of the laboratory is a good introduction to the preparation of inert transition-metal complexes and the modification of coordinated ligands. The kinetic portion of the laboratory introduces students to the S[subscript N]1CB base hydrolysis mechanism and to the analysis of kinetic data. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A