Synthesis and Determination of [1,3,5-C6H3(CH3)3]Mo(CO)3 Abstract The reaction of mesitylene with Mo(CO)6 under reflux yields [1,3,5-C6H3(CH3)3]Mo(CO)3 in low percent yield (around 1%). 1H NMR of [1,3,5-C6H3(CH3)3]Mo(CO)3 shows singlets at δ 2.25 and 5.23 with absorption ratios of 9:3, respectively. 1H . . .
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Synthesis and Determination of Polypyrazolylborates: K[HB(3,5-C5H7N2)3] and HB(3,5-C5H7N2)3Cu(CO) Abstract The reaction of KBH4 heated with 3,5-dimethylpyrazole produces potassium tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)hydroborate at an unknown percent yield. 1H NMR spectroscopy of K[HB(3,5-C5H7N2)3] shows . . .
Purpose To determine the mathematical relationship between current, potential difference, and resistance in a simple circuit, and also to compare the potential versus current behavior of a resistor to that that of a light bulb. Hypothesis The graph of potential difference versus current for a resistor . . .
Purpose To determine the spring constant of a spring by measuring its stretch versus applied force, to determine the spring constant of a spring by measuring the period of oscillation for different masses, and also to investigate the dependence of period of oscillation on the value of mass and amplitude of . . .
Tinkering with Tin: Synthesis of SnCl(CH2C6H5)3 and SnCl4[OS(CH3)2]2 Abstract The reaction of tin with benzyl chloride under reflux yields SnCl(CH2C6H5)3 in low percent yield (around 15%) due to various factors. 1H NMR of SnCl(CH2C6H5)3 shows a singlet at δ 3.15 with satellites containing coupling . . .
Anthrax is an illness caused by the bacterium bacillus anthracis. The bacteria are spread through spores and can infect the host cutaneously, inhalationally, or gastrointestinally. If infected, anthrax can often be fatal to the host. The bacteria employ a synergistic binary mechanism in order to infect . . .
It is widely known among inorganic chemists that multiply bonded metal-ligand species take part in a diverse set of atom and group transfer reactions. It is common to witness CR2 groups transferred to unsaturated organic substrates, but viewing the insertion of CH2 into C-H bonds to yield saturated product is . . .
Purpose To compare the moments of inertia calculated using two different methods, and to verify that angular momentum is conserved in an interaction between a rotating disk and a ring dropped onto the disk. Hypothesis If a weighted ring is added to the disk, the moment of inertia will be the same as the . . .