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ERIC Number: EJ827399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Safe and Efficient Technique for the Production of HCl/DCl Gas
Mayer, Steven G.; Bard, Raymond R.; Cantrell, Kevin
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n6 p847-848 Jun 2008
We present a safe and efficient technique to generate HCl/DCl gas for use in the classic physical chemistry experiment that introduces students to ro-vibrational spectroscopy. The reaction involves thionyl chloride and a mixture of water and deuterium oxide to produce HCl/DCl gas with SO[subscript 2] gas as a byproduct. The entire reaction is carried out in a microscale apparatus at atmospheric pressure. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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