versión impresa ISSN 0100-4042
COUTO, Andréa Boldarini; RAMOS, Luíz Antonio y CAVALHEIRO, Éder Tadeu Gomes. Application of flower pigments in chemical education. Quím. Nova [online]. 1998, vol.21, n.2, pp. 221-227. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40421998000200020.
In the present work, the pH dependent colour change of the crude flower extracts is suggested as subject in teaching chemical or acid-base equilibria, visual indicators and some aspects of spectrophotometric concepts and applications. The vegetal species used are commonly found in Brazil, and the extraction methodology proposed is inexpensive and easy to perform in secondary schools and in general chemistry or instrumental undergraduate courses. A bibliographic review about the use of vegetal extracts in chemical education and a discussion of the flower colour are also presented.
Palabras llave : colour change of crude flower extract; acid-base equilibrium; spectrophotometry.