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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 21 (2016) pp 3-4

Microplate as a Convenient Tool for Identification of Inorganic Compounds by Drop Reactions

Maksim A. Fomich* and Dzmitry S. Firaha

Minsk State Regional Lyceum, Serova 18, 220024 Minsk, Belarus,
Received October 14, 2015. Accepted December 18, 2015.

Published: 8 January 2016

Abstract. During practical exams of Chemistry Olympiads, the participants are often asked to identify dissolved inorganic compounds by their mutual reactions. We found that a transparent 96-well microplate could be used as a cheap and convenient substitute for a set of glass test tubes in this experiment.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; inorganic chemistry

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Participant handout and instructor notes for a sample Chemistry Olympiad task is available (277 KB).

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