Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crystallization Thursday

So today's lab was very complex in that it had many, many steps. First, we dissolved a substance in some water, below. Then we filtered it, boiled the filtered liquid until it crystallized, stirred it up a bunch and then chilled it until it was about 1.5 ºC. Then we filtered THAT, and then we saved both of our samples to test on another lab day. Sadly my camera had not been charged so I didn't get a picture of the white slurry that came from cooling the filtered liquid. It looked really cool!