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ERIC Number: EJ820311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using a Simulated Industrial Setting for the Development of an Improved Solvent System for the Recrystallization of Benzoic Acid: A Student-Centered Project
Hightower, Timothy R.; Heeren, Jay D.
Journal of Chemical Education, v83 n11 p1663-1664 Nov 2006
Recrystallization of benzoic acid is an excellent way to remove insoluble impurities. In a traditional organic laboratory experiment, insoluble impurities are removed through the recrystallization of benzoic acid utilizing water as the recrystallization solvent. It was our goal to develop a peer-led, problem-solving organic laboratory exercise that would not only provide a student with an opportunity to produce a more efficient recrystallization solvent, but would also provide students with an industrial environment to achieve this goal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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