Profile: Electroanalytical Techniques

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Potentiometry and Probes

Clean water is rapidly becoming one of the most precious resources on our planet, and ecologists struggle to keep pace with the need to monitor important chemical qualities of watershed regions, industrial and municipal wastewater effluent, and aquifers, all of which have been impacted by large-scale agriculture. Historically, this work involved field sampling bodies of […]

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Behind Frankenstein

Mary Shelley was inspired to pen her novel Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus by a scientific controversy begun by one of the earliest electrochemists, Luigi Galvani, who was a Professor of Anatomy and Surgery at the University of Bologna in the late 18th Century.  While dissecting a frog, Galvani was surprised to observe that when […]

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Construction of a Salicylate ISE

Creager, et. al., described a simple method for construction of a salicylate ion selective electrode.  Polyvinylchloride is codissolved with tetraoctylammonium salicylate in tetrahydrofuran in a standard 15 mL beaker.  After the solvent is allowed to evaporate, the membrane was removed with forceps and 1 cm diameter disks were cut out of it with a cork […]

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