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A student in 51LA conducts a melting point experiment with an unknown
compound and observes a melting range of 122 – 129 °C. Is this a typical
range for a melting point? If not, what range would be typical?

Well for a pure compund the meliting range is from .5 to 2.0C. I think the range of 122-129 C is too high. I'm I right?

  • chem -

    It does appear to be contaminated.

  • chem -

    what is the typical melting range of a compound? I think .5 to 2.0 C is way tooo low.

  • chem -

    I always used a range of 1-2o C.

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