Tuesday, March 30, 2021
  1. Preparation of Diamminemercury(II) Chloride Hg(NH3)2Cl2 (0.7296 scale from ILP page 157)
    1. 5.91 grams of mercuric chloride = 0.021766 moles
      1. Molar mass of HgCl2 = 271.52 grams per mole 
    2. 150 mL of dry ethyl acetate scales down to 109.44 dry ethyl acetate.
    3. Rinse with 18.24 mL of acetone to facilitate air drying.
Friday, March 26, 2021
  1. Preparation of Barium Ferrocyanide Ba2[Fe(CN)6]
    1. 11.93 grams of Prussian Blue = 0.01388 moles
      1. Molar mass of PB = 859.23 grams per mole
    2. Two molar equivalents of barium ion are needed. 0.01388 x 2 = 0.02776 moles = 8.76 grams Ba(OH)2•8H2O
      1. Molar mass of Barium Hydroxide Octahydrate = 315.48 grams per mole
Sunday, January 17, 2021
  1. Preparation of Sodium Potassium Ruthenocyanide
    1. Metal:KOH:KNO3 ratio by mass is 3:25:3
    2. Mass of ruthenium metal = 1.01 grams, 8.42 grams of KOH, 1.01 grams of KNO3
      1. The melt formed by fusion of ruthenium in potassium hydroxide and nitrate, and thus containing potassium ruthenate, was dissolved in water and boiled with potassium cyanide. The orange color was quickly bleached, the ruthenocyanide produced being subsequently isolated by crystallization.
    3. Atomic weight of Ru = 101.072 grams per mole
      1. 1.01 grams of Ru = 0.009992876 moles
    4. Six moles of NaCN.2KCN are needed
      1. Average molar mass of NaCN.2KCN = 59.75 grams per mole
      2. Mass of NaCN.2KCN needed = 3.58 grams
Sunday, January 17, 2021
  1. Preparation of Ammonium Hexachloroplumbate(IV)
    1. Initial mass of lead nitrate dissolved in water is: 127.70(bottle+Pb(NO3)2) - 97.88(empty bottle) = 29.82 grams of crude lead nitrate
      1. After dissolving in water a small amount of an unknown white precipitate was left over. 
      2. Lead Nitrate molar mass = 331.2 grams per mole
      3. 25 grams (to account for the mystery precipitate) of lead nitrate = 0.0754831 moles/span>
      4. Molar mass of sodium chloride = 58.443 grams per mole
      5. NaCl needed = 0.15096618 moles = 8.83 grams NaCl
    2. Lead chloride filtered, rinsed several times with room temp water to remove as much sodium nitrate as possible and put into the desiccator to dry overnight. 
      1. 3/2/21: Mass of slightly damp PbCl2 = 212.34 - 196.82 = 15.52 grams of lead(II) chloride
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
  1. Preparation of Bispyridinesilver(I) Permanganate
    1. 4.08 grams of silver nitrate (damp); a little less than 0.024018 moles 
      1. Molar mass of silver nitrate = 169.872 grams per mole
    2. 3 molar equivalents of pyridine = 0.07205425 moles = 5.6996 grams = 5.7 grams = 5.81 milliliters of pyridine
      1. Molar mass of pyridine = 79.102
      2. Density of pyridine = 0.9819 grams per milliliter
    3. 1 molar equivalent of potassium permanganate = 3.7956 grams = 3.8 grams
      1. Molar mass of potassium permanganate = 158.034 grams per mole
    4. Procedure from "Bispyridinesilver Permanganate [Ag(C5H2N)2]: An Efficient Oxidizing Reagent For Organic Substrates"

Sunday, January 31, 2021
  1. Preparation of Barium Manganate
    1. 2 moles KOH fused with 1 mole MnO2 : 15 grams of manganese dioxide and 19.362 grams of potassium hydroxide
    2. 1 mole of potassium manganate is added to a warm solution of one mole of barium hydroxide at pH 7; 54.42 grams of barium hydroxide octahydrate
      1. Molar mass of MnO2 = 86.9368 grams per mole
      2. Molar mass of KOH = 56.11 grams per mole
      3. Molar mass of barium hydroxide octahydrate = 315.46 grams per mole
Sunday, January 31, 2021
  1. Preparation of Potassium Ruthenocyanide
    1. Atomic weight of Ru = 101.07 amu
    2. 1 gram of Ru = 0.0098941 moles of Ru
    3. Molar mass of KCN = 65.12 grams per mole
    4. NOT ENOUGH CYANIDE. :-(
    5. Attempting to dry potassium ferrocyanide trihydrate
      1. Melting point = 70 oC
Saturday, January 30, 2021
  1. Kratom Ens Tincture
    1. A saturated solution of potassium carbonate was created using 115 grams of anhydrous potassium carbonate. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021
  1. Synthesis of Silver Chlorate
    1. Silver Nitrate molar mass = 143.3212 grams per mole
    2. Sodium Chlorate molar mass = 106.44097 grams per mole
    3. 10 grams of silver nitrate = 0.069773348 moles
    4. 0.069773348 moles of silver chlorate = 7.4267 grams
    5. Dissolve each in 7 mL of water at 85oC
Sunday, January 17, 2021
  1. Emerald Green = Barium Chlorate + Hexamine

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