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8.6: Additional Resources

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  • The following set of experiments introduce students to the applications of gravimetry.

    • Burrows, H. D.; Ellis, H. A.; Odilora, C. A. “The Dehydrochlorination of PVC,” J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 448–450.

    • Carmosini, N.; Ghoreshy, S. Koether, M. C. “The Gravimetric Analysis of Nickel Using a Microwave Oven,” J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 986–987.

    • Harris, T. M. “Revitalizing the Gravimetric Determination in Quantitative Analysis Laboratory,” J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 355–356.

    • Henrickson, C. H.; Robinson, P. R. “Gravimetric Determination of Calcium as CaC2O4•H2O,” J. Chem. Educ. 1979, 56, 341–342.

    • Shaver, L. A. “Determination of Phosphates by the Gravimetric Quimociac Technique,” J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1097–1098.

    • Snow, N. H.; Dunn, M.; Patel, S. “Determination of Crude Fat in Food Products by Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Gravimetric Analysis,” J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 1108–1111.

    • Thompson, R. Q.; Ghadiali, M. “Microwave Drying of Precipitates for Gravimetric Analysis,” J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 170–171.

    • Wynne, A. M. “The Thermal Decomposition of Urea,” J. Chem. Educ. 1987, 64, 180–182.

    The following resources provide a general history of gravimetry.

    • A History of Analytical Chemistry; Laitinen, H. A.; Ewing, G. W., Eds.; The Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society: Washington, D. C., 1977, pp. 10–24.

    • Beck, C. M. “Classical Analysis: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future,” Anal. Chem. 1991, 63, 993A–1003A; Anal. Chem. 1994, 66, 224A–239A

    Consult the following texts for additional examples of inorganic and organic gravimetric methods include the following texts.

    • Bassett, J.; Denney, R. C.; Jeffery, G. H.; Mendham, J. Vogel’s Textbook of Quantitative Inorganic Analysis, Longman: London, 4th Ed., 1981.
    • Erdey, L. Gravimetric Analysis, Pergamon: Oxford, 1965.
    • Steymark, A. Quantitative Organic Microanalysis, The Blakiston Co.: NY, 1951.
    • Wendlandt, W. W. Thermal Methods of Analysis, 2nd Ed. Wiley: NY. 1986.

    For a review of isotope dilution mass spectrometry see the following article.

    • Fassett, J. D.; Paulsen, P. J. “Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry for Accurate Elemental Analysis,” Anal. Chem. 1989, 61, 643A–649A.
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