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Abstract Volume 7 Issue 1 (2002) pp 33-36

First-Year Undergraduate Laboratory Experiments with Zeolites

Daniel J. Williams,* Benjamin E. Huck and Angus P. Wilkinson

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA USA 30144-5199, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400
Received October 29, 2001. Accepted November 30, 2001

Published online: 1 February 2002

Abstract. The synthesis of Zeolite A or Linde Type A zeolite is described as an undergraduate laboratory geared for the first-year student in general chemistry. The procedure describes the synthesis, isolation, and various qualitative and quantitative characterization methods related to the materialís water-softening ability.

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; zeolites; material science; complexometric titrations

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Issue date: February 1, 2002

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