ERIC Number: EJ716998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-1
Analysis of an Air Conditioning Coolant Solution for Metal Contamination Using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy: An Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Exercise Simulating an Industrial Assignment
Baird, Michael J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v81 n2 p259 Feb 2004
A real-life analytical assignment is presented to students, who had to examine an air conditioning coolant solution for metal contamination using an atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). This hands-on access to a real problem exposed the undergraduate students to the mechanism of AAS, and promoted participation in a simulated industrial activity.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Spectroscopy, Experiential Learning, Hands on Science, Undergraduate Students, Metallurgy, Simulation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A