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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2019, 7(2), 179-184
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-7-2-18
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Can You See the Heat? – Using a Thermal Imaging Camera in the Chemistry Classroom

Claudia Bohrmann-Linde1, and Simon Kleefeld1

1Department of Chemistry Education, University of Wuppertal, Gaußstr, 20, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany

Pub. Date: April 09, 2019

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Claudia Bohrmann-Linde and Simon Kleefeld. Can You See the Heat? – Using a Thermal Imaging Camera in the Chemistry Classroom. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2019; 7(2):179-184. doi: 10.12691/wjce-7-2-18


Thermal imaging cameras can be a very useful help when observing chemical experiments. They enable the observation of phenomena which are not visible to the human eye. In this paper a set of school experiments is described in which the use of a thermal imaging camera gives additional information on ongoing processes. Additionally an e-book that was designed as accompanying learning material is presented.

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