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Offline khans755220

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Determining pharmaceutical drugs
« on: September 09, 2019, 08:22:43 AM »
So I am given 3 different tablets: aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen. But, I don't know which is which.

What chemical processes/properties can I use to identify each or differentiate them from each other?

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Re: Determining pharmaceutical drugs
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 09:47:23 AM »
What properties of substances do you know, in general?
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Re: Determining pharmaceutical drugs
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 06:41:24 PM »
What equipment do have available?

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Re: Determining pharmaceutical drugs
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 07:39:06 PM »
Hint:  Look at the functional groups.  Think how you could exploit differences on the basis of techniques you have already learned.

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Re: Determining pharmaceutical drugs
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 02:58:11 PM »
what analytical techniques do you know?

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