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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 16 (2011) pp 9-11


David E. Berry

Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, Box 3065, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 3V6,
Received July 20, 2010. Accepted October 1, 2010.

Published: 25 January 2011

Abstract. An experiment suitable for an introductory inorganic chemistry laboratory course is described. An unusually straightforward preparation of an organoammonium polyoxomolybdate is followed by a photochromic change of the solid in UV light.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; inorganic chemistry

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Instructions to the students, notes for the instructor and details of how the models were constructed can be found in the supporting materials (570 KB).

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