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Moving Lab Experiments towards Green Chemistry Principles

This forum is a place for people to ask others for suggestions on labs that they are modifying, to mention tweaks towards green chemistry principles in labs that are currently in use and to mention labs that have been adopted as replacements

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Latest Activity: Jun 24

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Alternative for Nessler's Reagent to test for ammonia? 1 Reply

I'd rather not use mercury compounds in the classroom anymore, especially ones that I have to make!  Does anyone know of an alternative to test for ammonia that I previously used Nessler's Reagent…Continue

Started by Audrey Thornburg. Last reply by Amy Cannon Dec 13, 2013.

Copper to Copper lab- switching from concentrated Nitric acid to 6M 1 Reply

Flinn scientific catalog mentioned that one could switch from concentrated  to 6M nitric acid to oxidize copper in the first reaction of the copper to copper lab (aka sequence of chemical reactions,…Continue

Started by Saskia van Bergen. Last reply by Amy Cannon Jul 25, 2013.

Alternative test for classification of alcohols (Replacing 2% potassium dichromate solution)? 1 Reply

In one of our intro organic/Biochem labs, the students use a 2% potassium dichromate solution to distinguish between alcohols.  Does anyone use an alternative?Thanks.Continue

Started by Saskia van Bergen. Last reply by Amy Cannon Jun 11, 2013.

Hydrate lab with multiple unknowns

I am working on phasing out our current hydrate lab with one that has safer unknowns.  The hydrates that have been used in the past are: copper sulfate*5H2O, Barium Chloride*2H2O, Nickel…Continue

Started by Saskia van Bergen Oct 18, 2012.

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