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ERIC Number: EJ823758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Quantitative Analysis of Nail Polish Remover Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Revisited
Hoffmann, Markus M.; Caccamis, Joshua T.; Heitz, Mark P.; Schlecht, Kenneth D.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n10 p1421-1423 Oct 2008
Substantial modifications are presented for a previously described experiment using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to quantitatively determine analytes in commercial nail polish remover. The revised experiment is intended for a second- or third-year laboratory course in analytical chemistry and can be conducted for larger laboratory section enrollments. The experiment employs the standard addition method, places a strong emphasis on careful treatment of NMR data, and introduces elements of group learning where students critically interpret a relatively large set of data. NMR spectra are obtained from aqueous solution samples without any deuterium present for a lock signal, a technical feature of the experiment that might be of general interest to the undergraduate chemistry teaching community. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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