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ERIC Number: EJ827388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Determination of the Formula of a Hydrate: A Greener Alternative
Klingshirn, Marc A.; Wyatt, Allison F.; Hanson, Robert M.; Spessard, Gary O.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n6 p819-821 Jun 2008
We are currently in the process of incorporating green chemistry throughout the chemistry curriculum. In this article we describe how we applied the principles of green chemistry in one of our first-semester general chemistry courses, specifically in relation to the determination of the formula of a hydrate. We utilize a copper hydrate salt that shows both a visual color change upon dehydration and ease of rehydration upon exposure to steam. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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