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Last reply by: Nagasrinivas Tripuraneni
Tue May 12, 2015 8:06 AM

Post by Nagasrinivas Tripuraneni on May 11, 2015

Professor, can you explain about flash point ?

Introduction to Melting Points

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Definition of a Melting Point (mp) 0:04
    • Definition of a Melting Point (mp)
    • Solid Samples Melt Gradually
    • Recording Range of Melting Temperature
  • Melting Point Theory 3:14
    • Melting Point Theory
  • Effects of Impurities on a Melting Point 3:57
    • Effects of Impurities on a Melting Point
    • Special Exception: Eutectic Mixtures
    • Freezing Point Depression by Solutes
  • Melting Point Uses 6:19
    • Solid Compound
    • Determine Purity of a Sample
    • Identify an Unknown Solid
  • Recording a Melting Point 9:03
    • Pack 1-3 mm of Dry Powder in MP Tube
    • Slowly Heat Sample
    • Record Temperature at First Sign of Melting
    • Record Temperature When Last Crystal Disappears
    • Discard MP Tube in Glass Waste
    • Determine Approximate MP
  • Tips, Tricks and Warnings 12:28
    • Use Small, Tightly Packed Sample
    • Be Sure MP Apparatus is Cool
    • Never Reuse a MP Tube
    • Sample May Decompose
    • If Pure Melting Point (MP) Doesn't Match Literature