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ERIC Number: EJ877800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
A Simple Explanation of Complexation
Elliott, J. Richard
Chemical Engineering Education, v44 n1 p13-22 Win 2010
The topics of solution thermodynamics, activity coefficients, and complex formation are introduced through computational exercises and sample applications. The presentation is designed to be accessible to freshmen in a chemical engineering computations course. The MOSCED model is simplified to explain complex formation in terms of hydrogen bonding. In the current work, the acidity and basicity parameters are adopted directly, but the polarity and dispersion parameters are lumped together. In this way, the contrast between the physical interactions and the chemical interactions is more readily apparent. Examples are given of ConcepTesting, exam, and homework problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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