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ERIC Number: EJ820874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Manipulation of a Schlenk Line: Preparation of Tetrahydrofuran Complexes of Transition-Metal Chlorides
Davis, Craig M.; Curran, Kelly A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n11 p1822-1823 Nov 2007
Before taking an inorganic laboratory course few students have experience handling air-sensitive materials using Schlenk techniques. This exercise introduces them to techniques they will employ in later syntheses. The procedure involves the formation of anhydrous tetrahydrofuran complexes of transition-metal chlorides from metal-chloride hydrates; each reaction features a dramatic color change. Concurrent with the manipulations that are taught, several principles from both general chemistry and the inorganic lecture course are brought to life. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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