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ERIC Number: EJ1032457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Development of a Handmade Conductivity Measurement Apparatus and Application to Vegetables and Fruits
Set, Seng; Kita, Masakazu
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n6 p892-897 Jun 2014
This paper describes the development of a simple handmade conductivity measurement apparatus based on a Kohlrausch bridge with inexpensive materials. We have examined the reliability of this apparatus with standard solutions and then measured juices of vegetables and fruits as well as a sports drink. Comparisons to total alkali content as determined by titration were made. The handmade apparatus was introduced to high school chemistry classes through a lesson on the conductivity of electrolyte solutions. The results showed that the developed apparatus could be used effectively for teaching high school chemistry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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