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Melting Point Analysis

Melting Point Analysis

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Practise using melting point apparatus, applying an appropriate level of heat and observe a solid as it changes state. Learn how to identify the initial and final melting point to give a melting point range.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basic principles of melting point apparatus
  • Learn how to apply an appropriate level of heat and observe a solid as it changes state
  • Develop skills in identifying the initial and final melting point to give a melting point range
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Obtaining and Recording Data

  • How to identify the point at which the material starts and finishes melting 
  • How the level of heat applied affects the accuracy of the readings

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