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dc.contributor.authorSmellie, Iain
dc.contributor.authorAbdelhamid, Yusra
dc.contributor.authorCarpenter-Warren, Cameron Lewis
dc.contributor.authorCordes, David Bradford
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Clement
dc.contributor.authorLamorte, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Iain
dc.contributor.authorSanders, William
dc.contributor.authorSandison, Iain P.
dc.contributor.authorSlawin, Alexandra Martha Zoya
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Dominic M.
dc.contributor.authorWalters, Samuel N.
dc.identifier.citationSmellie , I , Abdelhamid , Y , Carpenter-Warren , C L , Cordes , D B , Elliott , C , Lamorte , S , Patterson , I , Sanders , W , Sandison , I P , Slawin , A M Z , Stewart , D M & Walters , S N 2020 , ' A simplified extractive metallurgy exercise to demonstrate selective extraction of copper ' , Journal of Chemical Education , vol. 97 , no. 4 , pp. 1203-1207 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-9527-6418/work/72360237
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-5366-9168/work/72360355
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-5829-6487/work/127066314
dc.description.abstractA laboratory activity is described for senior high school or 1st year undergraduate level students that illustrates key concepts linked to extractive metallurgy. This experiment demonstrates preferential binding of a methoxyphenolic oxime ligand to Cu2+ in the presence of other transition metal ions in aqueous solution. The students are tasked to investigate the importance of the spatial relationship between the oxime and phenol group of two potential ligands by performing a series of short and simple tests. The objective is achieved by identifying which methoxyphenolic oxime ligand selectively and rapidly forms an isolable precipitate with Cu2+ ions. Only one of the potential ligands exhibits a clear preference for binding to Cu2+ and this can easily be identified visually (and confirmed by UV-visible spectroscopy if desired). The experiment has successfully been employed as part of an extracurricular laboratory course involving groups of 25-30 high school students.
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Chemical Educationen
dc.subjectHigh School/Introductory Chemistryen
dc.subjectFirst-Year Undergraduate/Generalen
dc.subjectLaboratory Instructionen
dc.subjectHands-On Learning/Manipulativesen
dc.subjectProblem Solving/Decision Makingen
dc.subjectApplications of Chemistryen
dc.subjectCoordination Compoundsen
dc.subjectQualitative Analysisen
dc.subjectUV−Vis Spectroscopyen
dc.subjectQD Chemistryen
dc.titleA simplified extractive metallurgy exercise to demonstrate selective extraction of copperen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Chemistryen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Higher Education Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. EaSTCHEMen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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