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Physical Chemistry II CHEM 235

Below is a list of resources helpful in completing the lab assignments for CHEM 235. If you need help in using these resources, please contact the chemistry librarian.


Inversion of Sucrose with Acid as a Catalyst

Because this is likely to be an older, "classic" article published in the early 1900's, you may have trouble finding something good in SciFinder (older articles are not completely indexed).

Instead, try searching the American Chemical Society journal package online. Concordia subscribes to the archives of these journals as well as the newest journals. Their search function is quite good. Here's how to search:

  • Go to the ACS e-journal package search page. You can use it from home using your library PIN.
  • In the "Anywhere in Content/Website" search box, type acid.
  • In the "Title" search box, enter inversion of sucrose.
  • Hit the search button! You should get a number of hits that are useful. You can link directly to the PDF of the article.

Another source that is quite useful is the book Experimental Physical Chemistry. You will be able to find references to measurements of the rate of inversion of sucrose in this text.


Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide Catalysed by Iodide Ion

Because this is likely to be an older, "classic" article published in the early 1900's, you may have trouble finding something good in SciFinder (older articles are not completely indexed).

Instead, try searching the American Chemical Society journal package online. Concordia subscribes to the archives of these journals as well as the newest journals. Their search function is quite good. Here's how to search:

  • Go to the ACS e-journal package search page. You can use it from home using your library PIN.
  • In the "Anywhere in Content/Website" search box, type acid.
  • In the "Title" search box, enter inversion of sucrose.
  • Hit the search button! You should get a number of hits that are useful. You can link directly to the PDF of the article.

Another source that is quite useful is the book Experimental Physical Chemistry. You will be able to find references to measurements of the rate of inversion of sucrose in this text.


Bromination of Acetone (in H2SO4)

Try searching the following:

  • SciFinder is a good database to search. Search this database from Vanier and Webster Libraries' workstations (Start menu), from computers within the Concordia IP range, or from home using the VPN service. Do a "research topic" search on kinetics of the bromination of acetone in acid. You should get a number of good hits. Click on the paper icon to get the full text of the article.
  • American Chemical Society journal package online.
    • In the "Anywhere in Content/Website" search box, type (bromination or halogenation) and acid.
    • In the "Title" search box, enter acetone.
    • Hit the search button! You should get a number of hits that are useful. You can link directly to the PDF of the article.
  • Journal of Chemical Education. Enter the search term (in the title) halogenation of acetone. You should get at least one result.

Methanolysis of Diethyl Acetal (to dimethyl acetal)

Try searching the following:

  • The American Chemical Society journal package online:
    • In the "Anywhere in Content/Website" search box, type methanolysis.
    • In the "Title" search box, enter kinetics and acetal.
    • Hit the search button! You should get at least one hit. You can link directly to the PDF of the article.
  • SciFinder also has some good hits. Search this database from Vanier and Webster Libraries' workstations (Start menu), from computers within the Concordia IP range, or from home using the VPN service. Do a "research topic" search for kinetics of the methanolysis of diethyl acetal.

Iodine Clock Reaction

This is a classic chemistry experiment so try searching the following:

  • Journal of Chemical Education. Enter the search term (in the title) iodine clock reaction. You should get a couple of good results.
  • SciFinder also has some good hits. Search this database from Vanier and Webster Libraries' workstations (Start menu), from computers within the Concordia IP range, or from home using the VPN service. Try a "research topic" search for kinetics of the iodine clock reaction.
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