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Offline Yashirr

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How to identify an unknown chemical Lab
« on: June 04, 2009, 04:40:12 PM »
Ok, well, Our Teacher is giving us a HUGE chemistry lab which is worth 30% of our overall mark. He will assign us groups and each group will  either have an unknown Liquid, Solid or Mixture/Solution. I can think of a few ways to identify if its an acid or base but im drawing blanks for everything else. I would really appreciate any help or explanations on identifying an unknown chemical.

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Re: How to identify an unknown chemical Lab
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 04:55:15 PM »
start here:

http://www.google.com/search?q=qualitative+analysis+lab

do you have a general idea what kind of unknowns will be present?  salts?  organics?  biologicals?
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Re: How to identify an unknown chemical Lab
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 04:57:34 PM »
It will be either a salt or organic. defiantly not biological. and thanks for the link, gonna check it out.

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Re: How to identify an unknown chemical Lab
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 05:37:28 PM »
This link has given me some ideas, but if anyone has any ideas to add on to this would be appreciated.

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