Category Archives: Spring 2011 Chemistry Lab

Bi-Curious Laboratory

I created our second lab this semester in an attempt to integrate my research experience and expertise with an organic chemistry laboratory. I have been working with countercurrent chromatography (CCC) for the past eight years. The cornerstone of CCC is the use of two-phase solvent systems to isolate target analytes and separate complex mixtures of […]

Get Your BA in Solubility

After grading this year’s Open Notebook Science solubility challenge lab reports I decided to look into solubility reporting a little deeper. My representative compound was benzoic acid (BA). I figured there might be a range of reported values on solubilities like there is for melting points. To my surprise, there was not much variation in […]