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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 5 Issue 3 (2000) pp 140-143

Incorporation of Phytoremediation Strategies into the Introductory Chemistry Laboratory

Colleen Kelley*, Katy K. Gaither, Alexis Baca-Spry, and Brandon J. Cruickshank

Department of Chemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698

Published online: 1 June 2000

Abstract. An undergraduate laboratory exercise appropriate for introductory chemistry courses at the high school or college level is presented. The objective of the laboratory is to introduce the idea that plants can be used to remove contaminants from the environment-a process called phytoremediation. This laboratory connects the disciplines of chemistry and biology while enabling students to learn the skills of measurement, titration, calculation of molarity of an unknown solution, graphing, and interpretation of data.

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry

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Student handout (PDF 23 KB) 10.1007/s00897000383b

Issue date: June 1, 2000

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