Published Experiments

  1. Composite Materials: A composite material is a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components. The individual components remain separate and distinct within the finished structure. The new material may be preferred for many reasons: common examples include materials which are stronger, lighter, or less expensive when compared to traditional materials.

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  2. Sherbert: The fizzing on your tongue is caused by a chemical reaction between the citric acid and the sodium bicarbonate. When the citric acid and sodium bicarbonate touch your saliva, they react together to make bubbles that fizz and pop in your mouth. The icing sugar and lollipop make the nice taste.   This reaction is similar to the more common reaction between vinegar and sodium bicarbonate. When an acid (like vinegar or citric acid) is mixed with a carbonate (like sodium bicarbonate), they react to form carbon dioxide gas, water and a salt. The carbon dioxide produced in this reaction is what makes the bubbles on your tongue.

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  3. Thermodynamics Think-In: Full reference: Read,J. R.  & Kable,S. H. (2007). Educational analysis of the first year chemistry experiment ‘Thermodynamics Think-In’: an ACELL experiment,Chemistry Education,Research & Practice,8(2),255-273.

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  4. Determination of silver by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry: An APCELL experiment: Full Reference:  Wajrak,M.,& Rummey,J. (2004). Determination of silver by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry: An APCELL experiment. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 63, 26-30.

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  5. The determination of the best separation conditions for a mixture of preservatives of varying polarity using HPLC: An APCELL experiment: Note:  Although the article for download describes this as an ACELL experiment,it was submitted to,and tested at,an APCELL workshop,and as a consequence follows the standard format and documentation associated with APCELL experiments.Full Reference:  Wajrak,M.,& Boyce,M. (2005). The determination of the best separation conditions for a mixture of preservatives of varying polarity using HPLC: An ACELL experiment. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry,65, 20-23 and 31.

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  6. The Determination of the Dissociation Constant of a Weak Acid by Titration: An APCELL Experiment: Full Reference:  O’Grady,B. (2001). The Determination of the Dissociation Constant ‘of a Weak Acid by Titration: An APCELL Experiment. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 57, 13-17.

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  7. Electronic Spectra of Benzene: An APCELL ExperimentFull Reference:  Shapter,J.,& Gascooke,J. (2003). Electronic Spectra of Benzene: An APCELL Experiment. ‘Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 61, 26-29.

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  8. The emission spectroscopy of C2 produced in a hydrocarbon / oxygen flame: An APCELL experiment: Full Reference:  Buntine,M. A.,Kable,S. H.,& Metha,G. F. (2004). The emission spectroscopy of C2 produced in a hydrocarbon/oxygen flame: An APCELL experiment. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry,63, 21-25.

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  9. Group Theory and the Near-ultraviolet Absorption Spectrum of Gas-phase Benzene: An APCELL Experiment: Full Reference:  Williamson,B. E.,& Taylor,K. C. L. (2002). Group Theory and the Near-ultraviolet Absorption Spectrum of Gas-phase Benzene: An APCELL Experiment. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 58, 13-20.

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  10. The identification of drugs by infrared and Raman spectroscopy: An APCELL experiment: Full Reference:  McNaughton,D. (2002). The identification of drugs by infrared and Raman ‘spectroscopy: An APCELL experiment. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 60, 5-8.

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  11. Inhibition of the reaction kinetics of the enzyme o-diphenol oxidase: An APCELL experiment: Full Reference:  Lim,K. F. (2002). Inhibition of the reaction kinetics of the enzyme o-diphenol oxidase: An APCELL experiment. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 59, 11-16.

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  12. An IR investigation of the CO dipole direction and other properties: An APCELL experiment: Full Reference:  Lim,K. F. (2004). An IR investigation of the CO dipole direction and other ‘properties: An APCELL experiment. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 64, 24-28.

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  13. Laser-based liquid prism sucrosemeter: An APCELL experiment: Full Reference:  Barnett,V. (2002). Laser-based liquid prism sucrosemeter: An APCELL experiment. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 59, 5-10.

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  14. Reactions in non-ideal solution – The effect of ionic strength on the rate of reactions between ions in aqueous solution (the kinetic salt effect): An APCELL Experiment: Full ‘Reference:  Barnett, V. G. (2003). Reactions in non-ideal solution – The effect of ionic strength on the rate of reactions between ions in aqueous solution (the kinetic salt effect): An APCELL Experiment. Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 62, 5-8 and 20.

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