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Alternative for Nessler's Reagent to test for ammonia?

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…

Started by Audrey Thornburg

1 Dec 13, 2013
Reply by Amy Cannon

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

Flinn scientific catalog mentioned that one could switch from concentrated  to 6M nitric acid to oxidize copper in the first reaction of th…

Started by Saskia van Bergen

1 Jul 25, 2013
Reply by Amy Cannon

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

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

Started by Saskia van Bergen

1 Jun 11, 2013
Reply by Amy Cannon

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: co…

Started by Saskia van Bergen

0 Oct 18, 2012

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