Wow! It's hard to believe we're almost through week 3 already. CHEM 233 students: Be aware that there were a couple mistakes on the prelab lecture transparencies for Lab One. These errors have been corrected in the pdf version, which you can download here.
As most of you have found out, lab one is technically challenging. Your successful completion of the lab on time depends to a large degree on your advance preparation. I strongly encourage you to carefully read the textbook material assigned in the lab manual--especially those sections dealing with new techniques such as boiling point, melting point and IR--before coming to lab. Your familiarity with these topics can potentially reduce your in-lab time significantly.