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Abstract Volume 16 (2011) pp 295-298

Gas Chemistry: A Microscale Kipp Apparatus

Metodija Najdoski

Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, POB 162, Arhimedova 5, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia,
Received January 12, 2011. Accepted July 16, 2011.

Published: 31 October 2011

Abstract. A new version of microscale Kipp apparatus is proposed. The gas generating process is taking place in a Beral pipets. The liquid reactant has to be inserted with a syringe into the pipet bulb. Depending on the required gas volume that should be produced, two modifications are presented. This setup provides conditions for generation of every gas that can be produced without heating in reaction between two liquids or solid and liquid substances, or even between two gases. It is especially suitable for generation of nitric oxide, chlorine, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen etc. The application of this apparatus is illustrated with several experiments. The idea provides simple, safe and low cost experiments suitable for hands-on work.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; inorganic chemistry; microscale

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