Conductivity Experiments

The MicroLab interface and Conductivity Probe (Model 160) lend themselves well to developing the ideas in any of these articles. Applications exist in general, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry.

The older articles that are included have content that transcends the equipment available at the time. The chemistry involved or the concepts developed by their authors have not changed and may be interesting as lab investigations or demonstrations of fundamental properties of strong and weak electrolyte solutions. Many of the demonstrations and experiments are far easier to do with the MicroLab system than they were as published using old technology.

The Method of Continuous Variation: A Laboratory Investigation of the Formula of a Precipitate
William R. Furlong, Miles A. Rubinski, and Ramee Indralingam
J. Chem. Educ., Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable)
Publication Date (Web): May 10, 2013 (Laboratory Experiment)
DOI: 10.1021/ed3004337

Charge Density Quantification of Polyelectrolyte Polysaccharides by Conductometric Titration: An Analytical Chemistry Experiment
Stefano Farris, Luigi Mora, Giorgio Capretti, and Luciano Piergiovanni
J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89 (1), pp 121–124
Publication Date (Web): October 18, 2011 (Laboratory Experiment)
DOI: 10.1021/ed200261w

Study of the Kinetics of an SN1 Reaction by Conductivity Measurement
Elaine M. Marzluff, Mary A. Crawford, and Helen Reynolds
J. Chem. Educ., 2011, 88 (11), pp 1586–1588
Publication Date (Web): September 12, 2011 (Laboratory Experiment)
DOI: 10.1021/ed1011794

Ka and Kb from pH and Conductivity Measurements: A General Chemistry Laboratory Exercise
Frazier Nyasulu, Michael Moehring, Phyllis Arthasery, and Rebecca Barlag
J. Chem. Educ., 2011, 88 (5), pp 640–642
Publication Date (Web): March 23, 2011 (Laboratory Experiment)
DOI: 10.1021/ed100132m

Exploring Fundamental Concepts in Aqueous Solution Conductivity: A General Chemistry Laboratory Exercise
Frazier Nyasulu, Kelly Stevanov, and Rebecca Barlag
J. Chem. Educ., 2010, 87 (12), pp 1364–1366
Publication Date (Web): September 24, 2010 (Lab-Expt)
DOI: 10.1021/ed100385s

Aqueous Ammonia or Ammonium Hydroxide? Identifying a Base as Strong or Weak
Michael J. Sanger and Matthew Danner
J. Chem. Educ., 2010, 87 (11), pp 1213–1216
Publication Date (Web): September 9, 2010 (Lab-Expt)
DOI: 10.1021/ed100536n

Conductimetric Titrations: A Predict−Observe−Explain Activity for General Chemistry
K. Christopher Smith, Etinosa Edionwe, and Bayyinah Michel
J. Chem. Educ., 2010, 87 (11), pp 1217–1221
Publication Date (Web): August 30, 2010 (Lab-Expt)
DOI: 10.1021/ed100538q

Conductivity, A Simple Method to Probe Micellar Solutions
Steven J. Bachofer
J. Chem. Educ., 1996, 73 (9), p 861
Publication Date (Web): September 1, 1996 (Article)
DOI: 10.1021/ed073p861

Conductivity titrations – A microcomputer approach
David K. Holdsworth
J. Chem. Educ., 1986, 63 (1), p 73
Publication Date: January 1986 (Article)
DOI: 10.1021/ed063p73

The use of conductivity data for the structure determination of metal complexes
Robert K. Boggess and David A. Zatko
J. Chem. Educ., 1975, 52 (10), p 649
Publication Date: October 1975 (Article)
DOI: 10.1021/ed052p649

Le Châtelier’s principles – Conductivity of solutions
Philip Kasimer
J. Chem. Educ., 1970, 47 (6), p A439
Publication Date: June 1970 (Demo)
DOI: 10.1021/ed047pA439.1

A conductivity experiment for general chemistry
S. Porter Miller
J. Chem. Educ., 1950, 27 (11), p 594
Publication Date: November 1950 (Article)
DOI: 10.1021/ed027p594

The apparent degree of ionization of hydrochloric, sulfuric, and acetic acids. An electrolytic conductivity experiment for general chemistry
Lloyd E. West and Arnold Gahler
J. Chem. Educ., 1942, 19 (8), p 366
Publication Date: August 1942 (Article)
DOI: 10.1021/ed019p366

Conductivity tests for reactions which go to an end
E. L. Gunn
J. Chem. Educ., 1940, 17 (8), p 385
Publication Date: August 1940 (Article)
DOI: 10.1021/ed017p385

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Demonstration of a Conductivity Titration using the MicroLab FS-522 Lab Interface with the Model 160 Conductor Probe and the Model 226 Drop Counter.

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