University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (8): 2011035.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202011035

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Laboratory Teaching Results and Discussions of "Determination of Kinetic Constants of the Hydrolysis Reaction of trans/cis-[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl Complexes"

Chunyan Zhang, Xiaoqing Ouyang, Chanzi Ruan, Yinyun Lü, Rui Pan, Yuhua Weng, Zhiqiang Dong, Zhenling Xu, Shunü Peng, Huamin Li, Yanping Ren()   

  • Received:2020-11-12 Accepted:2021-01-18 Published:2021-02-02
  • Contact: Yanping Ren


This paper mainly introduces the laboratory teaching implementation results and discussions of "determination of kinetic constants of the hydrolysis reaction of trans/cis-[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl complexes", which has been carried out for 10 years and particularly designed for top-talented chemistry-majored students at Xiamen University. Students were guided to discuss and explore the effects of reaction medium and temperature on the hydrolysis reaction of trans/cis-[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl, based on the dynamic experimental data and results. In light of this, students could directly understand the differences in the hydrolysis reaction kinetics behavior of trans/cis isomer with different structure, and the meaning of "structure decides the nature". Their ability of induction, summary, analysis, judgment and critical thinking can be cultivated.

Key words: trans/cis-[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl, Kinetics of hydrolysis reaction, Analysis and discussion of experimental results