Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
The determination of molecular weights accurately and quickly is of prime imporatance in analytical and organic chemistry. This problem has been attacked from many angles, the greatest success being found in cryoscopy. Man of the customary organic solvents have been used for cryoscopic determinations; they all have their advantages and limitations. These solvents in general give a very low freezing point depression. Camphor is dinstinguished from these in that it gives an unusally large freezing point depression, 40 degrees for a molal solution, and it is suited by a considerale dissolving power up to moderate concentrations.
Boynton, Harvey Douglas, "A study of the camphor method for molecular weight determinations" (1943). Honors Theses. 1714.