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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 21 (2016) pp 212-214

An Introductory Electrochemistry Laboratory Experiment Using a 3D-Printed Membrane

James D. Mendez

Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus, 4601 Central Ave., Columbus IN 47203
Received July 6, 2016. Accepted September 27, 2016.

Published: 20 October 2016

Abstract. Using 3D printing, a one-piece device was made that allows undergraduate chemistry students to make and modify a voltaic cell. The device employs a single layer of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) as a membrane between separate chambers allowing the flow of ions. This procedure was used as part of an electrochemistry laboratory experiment for a second-semester introductory chemistry course with a positive student response.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; quantitative analysis; electrochemistry

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A laboratory experiment suitable for a college introductory chemistry course as well as the 3D printer build files for the device can be found in the supporting information. (247 KB)


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