Growing a display crystal of recycled potassium tris(oxalato)ferrate(iii) trihydrate

Junk, Peter C., Bacsa, John, and Thomas, Nicholas C. (2021) Growing a display crystal of recycled potassium tris(oxalato)ferrate(iii) trihydrate. Journal of Chemical Education, 98 (10). pp. 3400-3404.

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Abstract

Potassium tris(oxalato)ferrate(III) trihydrate is a commonly prepared coordination compound in general or upper-level chemistry laboratories and can be recycled to grow large single crystals that instructors may display when introducing the experiment to classes. Showing the crystal’s shape can also be used to briefly introduce students to X-ray crystallography, symmetry, and unit cell dimensions.

Item ID: 72602
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1938-1328
Keywords: First-Year Undergraduate/General, Upper-Division Undergraduate, Laboratory Instruction, Coordination Compounds, X-ray Crystallography, Inorganic Chemistry, Demonstrations, Crystals/Crystallography
Copyright Information: © 2021 American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 14:24
FoR Codes: 34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3402 Inorganic chemistry > 340211 Transition metal chemistry @ 100%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280105 Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences @ 100%
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