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Case Study: Vitamin C Clock Reaction

Clock reactions are traditionally performed in the general chemistry laboratory with a variety of reagents, including bisulfites, formaldehyde, mercuric ions, and thiosulfates. This greener alternative uses vitamin C tablets and eliminates the use of many of the traditional chemicals used for this reaction. This case study includes an analysis of the economic and waste benefits for the greener lab being used at Syracuse University.

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