November 4th, 2004

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I went into my lab scared. It looked difficult and tedious... (What the heck is a Claisen adapter! Why are there no pictures!! Don't tell me I'm dilluting!!)
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But it was FUN!!
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I came out drenched in solvent. Distilling mixtures of pure acetone and cyclohexane in the open air.
Got to use wacky apparatus that meaured therefraction index of the liquid mixtures - like a wacked out microscope fitted with a vacuum. Very fun and easy. Squirt stuff in hole, look at light, make rainbow colours merge into black and white bisected disk, line up cross hairs on line between black and white.
Neato. Really. No, I'm serious.
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    tired 5 hrs of lab in pure solvent