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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 22 (2017) pp 151-153

Using the Ideal Gas Law to Compare Two Common Carbon Dioxide Capturing Agents

Thomas D. Getman

Department of Chemistry, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan 49855,
Received July 14, 2017. Accepted September 20, 2017.

Published: 27 September 2017

Abstract. An experiment which allows for the quantification of the ratio of reaction between carbon dioxide and aqueous solutions of two capturing agents (monoethanolamine and lithium hydroxide) is described. The experiment utilizes simple equipment and is appropriate for a general chemistry course.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; gas laws; carbon dioxide capture

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The supplemental material contains the lab procedure, prelab assignment, prelab data, report form, sheet for preparing the chemicals and supplies for the lab, and typical data obtained for parts III and IV of the lab. (426 KB)

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