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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 4 Issue 5 (1999) pp 179-182
DOI 10.1333/s00897990331a [old prefix 10.1007/]

Flow Injection Analysis in the Undergraduate Laboratory

Fábio R. P. Rocha and Joaquim A. Nóbrega*

Department of Chemistry, P.O Box 676, University Federal of São Carlos, 13.565-905, São Carlos, SP, Brazil

Published online: 1 October 1999

Abstract. Flow Injection Analysis (FIA) is one of the most popular continuous-flow techniques and its versatility and simplicity can help to bring automation to teaching laboratories; however, the small number of educational papers about this technique indicates that the adoption of FIA procedures in the undergraduate curriculum has been scarce. In this work the fundamentals of FIA are presented using simple laboratory experiments. Some drawbacks that can hinder the employment of FIA by first-time users are discussed. Practical strategies to overcome these hindrances are suggested in order to facilitate the use of FIA for undergraduate laboratories.

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; analytical chemistry; instrumental methods; flow analysis; UV-vis spectrophotometry

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: frprocha@cena.usp.br )

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Components of an FIA Spectrophotometric System (33 KB) 10.1007/s00897990331b


Issue date: October 1, 1999

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