Full Lab Manual
Introduction & Goals
Chemistry & Background
In Your Write-up
In this study, which will span four weeks in all, you will first synthesize and purify a colorful coordination compound (shown in the photo to the right). In the second part, you will explore the mechanism and kinetics of a chemical reaction of your compound. In part 3, you will analyze this slightly acidic compound via an acid/base titration. Finally, in part 4, you will assay it for purity by a colorimetric analysis and by a gravimetric analysis.
Key Questions for Part 1, Synthesis:
What is the purpose of each reagent in the reaction? Why is it included?
What is the limiting reagent in the reaction?
How can I maximize the purity of my synthesized compound?
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