WOU CH 334 - Chemical Information Scavenger Hunt (7 pages)

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Ch 334 - Organic Chemistry
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Chemical Information Scavenger Hunt Organic chemists need to know where to find physical properties techniques procedures safety and waste disposal information for use in the laboratory This assignment will introduce you to a number of reference materials that are available to use to find chemical information Some of these resources are found in the laboratory room NS 115 some in the Reference Room of the Hamersly Library and some via the Internet You are to search out the answers to the following questions You are to work the assignment with your laboratory partner The assignment is due in lab January 22 2009 If you forget your assignment or have not completed it by the due time you will not get credit for the assignment The points for this assignment comprise 20 of your total lab grade NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED Only one paper is to be turned in for grading for each team only two people per team This assignment was completed by print names Part I The CRC Handbook The CRC Handbook contains a wealth of information most of it in tabular form You will need to search through the volume to find the appropriate sections for use in answering the following questions There are several CRC Handbooks in the laboratory and also one at the library 1 What is the only mineral that contains the element cadmium of any consequence 2 What is the formula and formula weight for manganese selinite 3 TNT is 2 4 6 trinitrotoluene a What is the melting point of TNT b In which common solvents is it soluble c What important note is made about its boiling point 4 Saccharin is a compound that has been used as a sweetening agent What is its structure 5 In the past tetraethyllead was used as a gasoline additive leaded gas Is it soluble in cold water 6 Valine is one of the 20 common amino acids What is its isoelectric point pI 7 What is an azeotrope NOTE you won t find this definition in the CRC 8 Ethanol and water form a binary azeotrope What is the boiling point of this azeotrope at



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