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ERIC Number: EJ913379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Dissolving Carboxylic Acids and Primary Amines on the Overhead Projector
Solomon, Sally D.; Rutkowsky, Susan A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n4 p398-399 Apr 2010
Liquid carboxylic acids (or primary amines) with limited solubility in water are dissolved by addition of aqueous sodium hydroxide (or hydrochloric acid) on the stage of an overhead projector using simple glassware and very small quantities of chemicals. This effective and colorful demonstration can be used to accompany discussions of the properties of carboxylic acids and amines in general chemistry as well as organic chemistry. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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