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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2018, 6(2), 82-86
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-6-2-1
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Laboratory Activities to Introduce Carbohydrates Qualitative Analysis to College Students

Mohamed I. Elzagheid1,

1Department of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology, Jubail Industrial College, Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: February 05, 2018

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Mohamed I. Elzagheid. Laboratory Activities to Introduce Carbohydrates Qualitative Analysis to College Students. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2018; 6(2):82-86. doi: 10.12691/wjce-6-2-1


This paper presents practical applications of a laboratory inquiry for systematic chemistry learning of carbohydrates. In the laboratory inquiry, students are requested to perform qualitative tests for monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. In addition to that, students are instructed to distinguish specific sugars from non-specific ones. The chemical knowledge and concepts of organic chemistry are actively used to reinforce the previous learning. Such practical activities promote students' readiness for their future career as lab technicians. Our approach is also to link all written laboratory activities with infographics or illustrations to facilitate well understanding of all practical laboratory steps.

Undergraduate Graduate Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Instructions Hands-on Learning Carbohydrates Qualitative Tests

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