Identification of Gas Components in Lighter by Gas Chromatography: An Experiment for the Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Laboratory Which Can Be Used With Distance Learning Applications


In the applications of instrumental analysis lessons, advanced instruments with the needed experiments are needed. During the lessons it is a fact that the more experiments are performed, the more learning will be. For this reason, experiments that do not last long and should be performed with more simple instruments and that increase students’ attention with current events should be developed. It is thought that there is only propane gas in lighters used in daily life. However, in fact, in certain ratios, there are also other gases having similar structure besides propane gas. For these reasons, the identification of gas components in lighter has been thought. To enlighten this situation a simple experiment design has been planned.

KEYWORDS: Laboratory Instruction; Computer-Based Learning; Gas Chromatography; Instrumental Methods; Distance Learning