ERIC Number: EJ1090642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Solvent Extraction of Copper: An Extractive Metallurgy Exercise for Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories
Smellie, Iain A.; Forgan, Ross S.; Brodie, Claire; Gavine, Jack S.; Harris, Leanne; Houston, Daniel; Hoyland, Andrew D.; McCaughan, Rory P.; Miller, Andrew J.; Wilson, Liam; Woodhall, Fiona M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n2 p362-367 Feb 2016
A multidisciplinary experiment for advanced undergraduate students has been developed in the context of extractive metallurgy. The experiment serves as a model of an important modern industrial process that combines aspects of organic/inorganic synthesis and analysis. Students are tasked to prepare a salicylaldoxime ligand and samples of the corresponding copper and nickel complexes, before performing test extractions and UV-vis spectroscopic analysis. The oxime ligand demonstrates a clear preference for extraction of Cu[superscript 2+] in the presence of Ni[superscript 2+] from aqueous solution under the conditions described. It is also possible to demonstrate that the ligand can be recovered and reused. The experiment has successfully been employed in a final year project-based laboratory course involving small groups of students.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Metallurgy, Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Science Experiments, Laboratory Experiments
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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