The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 10
Issue 3 (2005) pp 193-195
FTIR Determination of Ethanol in Aqueous Solution using External-Standard and Standard-Addition Methods
Division of Applied Sciences, Auckland University
Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Mark.Duxbury@AUT.AC.NZ
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)
Instructor’s notes and a student handout for the experiment are available in a Zip file (121 KB).
Issue date: June 1, 2005