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ERIC Number: EJ823768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Designing and Conducting a Purification Scheme as an Organic Chemistry Laboratory Practical
Graham, Kate J.; Johnson, Brian J.; Jones, T. Nicholas; McIntee, Edward J.; Schaller, Chris P.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n12 p1644-1645 Dec 2008
An open-ended laboratory practical has been developed that challenges students to evaluate when different purification techniques are appropriate. In contrast to most lab practicals, the overall grade includes an evaluation of spectral analysis as well as writing skills. However, a significant portion of the grade lies in successful execution of a purification technique. Most importantly, being able to decide upon the best approach to purification is a crucial component of the exercise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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