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Abstract Volume 10 Issue 3 (2005) pp 193-195

FTIR Determination of Ethanol in Aqueous Solution using External-Standard and Standard-Addition Methods

Mark Duxbury

Division of Applied Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Mark.Duxbury@AUT.AC.NZ
Received January 5, 2005. Accepted February 15, 2005.

Published online: 20 May 2005

Abstract. A simple ethanol analysis experiment suitable for undergraduate students demonstrates the use of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy as a quantitative technique with direct relevance to the field of analytical chemistry. The analysis of alcohol provides a link to real-world industrial uses of FTIR and stimulates student interest in the experiment.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; analytical chemistry; laboratory instruction

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: Mark.Duxbury@AUT.AC.NZ)

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Instructor’s notes and a student handout for the experiment are available in a Zip file (121 KB).

Issue date: June 1, 2005

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