Into Thin Air
In this lab, the students will be given a small sample of cobaltocene
(dicyclopentadienylcobalt) in a nitrogen-filled Schlenk flask. Their
task is to carry this material through an "obstacle course" of
manipulations without allowing your sample to decompose - as determined
by UV-Vis spectroscopy. Beware: This sensitive compound will quickly
decompose upon exposure to air!
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