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ERIC Number: EJ820771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Electrochemistry of (Dihapto-Buckminster-Fullerene) Pentacarbonyl Tungsten(0): An Experiment for the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Part III
Igartua-Nieves, Elvin; Ocasio-Delgado, Yessenia; Rivera-Pagan, Jose; Cortes-Figueroa, Jose E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n9 p1464-1466 Sep 2007
Cyclic voltammetry experiments on [60]fullerene, (C[subscript 60]), and (dihapto-[60]fullerene) pentacarbonyl tungsten(0), ([eta][superscript 2]-C[subscript 60])W(CO)[subscript 5], constitute an educational experiment for the inorganic chemistry laboratory with a primary objective to teach the chemical interpretation of a voltammogram, in particular the relation between the frontier LUMOs of [60]fullerene and the number of reduction-oxidation waves of [60]fullerene and (dihapto-[60]fullerene)W(CO)[subscript 5]. The proposed experiments may be combined with the kinetics experiments on the ligand-exchange reactions on ([eta][superscript 2]-C[subscript 60])W(CO)[subscript 5], and with the sunlight-induced photosynthesis and characterization of ([eta][superscript 2]-C[subscript 60])W(CO)[subscript 5], published in this "Journal", to complete a series of three experiments for the inorganic chemistry laboratory that promotes understanding and integration of the following inorganic chemistry concepts: activation parameters, bonding, electronic structure, kinetics, mechanisms, and thermodynamic bond enthalpy. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table and 2 notes.) [For Part II, see EJ820314.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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