This lab demonstrates how to take the melting point using capillary tubes that are sealed on one end and a melting point apparatus. The lecture covers how to prepare the sample and how to record for best accuracy. The sample should be heated very slowly, and the temperature should be recorded as soon as the sample starts to look even a little bit wet and then when it is completely melted. This is the melting point range.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.