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Abstract Volume 13 Issue 5 (2008) pp 297-301

Preparation of a Nonfogging Mirror: An Introductory Organic Chemistry Experiment

Veljko Dragojlovic

Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458,
Received November 24, 2007. Accepted July 18, 2008.

Published online: 19 September 2008

Abstract. In this laboratory exercise undergraduate organic chemistry students prepared and tested a nonfogging mirror. The mirror was prepared by coating a glass microscope cover slip with silver in a Tollens’ reaction and it was rendered nonfogging by coating it with a hydrophilic polyacrylate polymer. The students may complete the experiment in two three-hour laboratory sessions.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry

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Issue date: October 1, 2008

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