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ERIC Number: EJ927035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Facial Toner Preparation Using Distilled Fragrant Compounds of Natural Herbal Plants
Liao, Wayne C.; Lien, Ching-Yi
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n4 p470-472 Apr 2011
This experiment is designed to teach entry-level, nonchemistry-major students some basic organic chemistry through the procedure for making cosmetics. The experiment combines facial toner preparation with distillation techniques to create a stimulating learning environment. During the experiment, students perform a distillation to collect some fragrant components from the plants. By combining this distillate with other ingredients, students learn to prepare a cosmetic product and acquire knowledge in both organic and cosmetic chemistry. Because the facial toner is a colloid, students also learn the properties of colloidal mixtures by investing the Tyndall effect. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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