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Abstract Volume 9 Issue 2 (2004) pp 105-107

Determination of the Structure of Three Molybdenum Coordination Compounds through Their Synthesis and Characterization Using Infrared and UV–Visible Spectroscopy

Laura A. Hughes

Department of Chemistry, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR 97520,
Received September 30, 2003. Accepted November 22, 2003.

Published online: 2 February 2004

Abstract. An exploratory experiment for the undergraduate inorganic laboratory involving the synthesis and characterization of three molybdenum coordination compounds is described. The compounds are synthesized on a microscale basis and their structures and formulas determined by infrared and visible spectroscopy, and confirmatory testing.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; inorganic chemistry; organometallic; ligand

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Issue date: April 1, 2004

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