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Voltammetric Methods

Electrochemical Methods of Analysis

Introduction A series of collaborative learning activities and accompanying text that develop fundamental aspects of electrochemistry and electrochemical methods of analysis. These activities are intended to be done in class by students working in groups, but can be modified for use as out-of-class exercises. Learning objectives and an instructor’s manual are provided as well. The instructor’s…

Voltammetric Methods

In this activity, students explore methods such as anodic stripping, linear sweep and cyclic voltammetry. There is also an associated text that explains the answers to the questions in the worksheets.
Shiny VC application

shinyCV Application

Introduction This Shiny app simulates cyclic voltammetry experiments using the computational method outlined in Gosser, D. K. Cyclic Voltammetry Simulation and Analysis of Reaction Mechanisms, VCH, New York, 1993 and in Brown, J. H., J. Chem. Educ., 2015, 92, 1490-1496. Additional details are included on the app’s Computational Details tab. Available Mechanisms E: An oxidation or a reduction reaction that…

Environmental Analysis – Lake Nakuru Flamingos: Heavy Metals

Toxic trace metals are possible culprits for the ongoing deaths of large numbers of lesser flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya. In this section we explore the possible role of heavy metals in these deaths and examine instrumental methods utilized to evaluate levels of copper, zinc, lead and chromium present in Lake Nakuru sediment and suspended solid…
Interpreting primary literature

Interpreting the Primary Literature

Introduction These assignments are designed to be capstone activities at the end of units on figures of merit (such as sensitivity and LOD), acid-base equilibria, separations, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and electrochemistry. Each assignment consists of an out-of-class reading assignment drawn from the primary literature accompanied by objective questions and a set of open-ended, in-class discussion questions.…