Date of Award

6-1943

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

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.

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