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ERIC Number: EJ941070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Raman Spectroscopy as the Method of Detection for Constructing a Binary Liquid-Vapor Phase Diagram
Scardino, Debra J.; Howard, Austin A.; McDowell, Matthew D.; Hammer, Nathan I.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n8 p1162-1165 Aug 2011
The physical chemistry laboratory is sometimes constrained to one semester, resulting in pedagogical deficiencies for the students taking the course. The use of a multidimensional laboratory exercise offers students the opportunity to encounter multiple experimental techniques and physical chemistry concepts while not sacrificing a significant amount of time. Here, we show that the classic binary liquid-vapor phase diagram experiment can be modified to incorporate both molecular spectroscopy and quantum chemistry. Using Raman spectroscopy as a means of detection and quantum chemistry to investigate the resulting vibrational spectra, students can explore three important subject areas in one laboratory exercise. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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