I would like to write a discussion part for lab report.
This the guidelines for writing a discussion part:
Discussion: written in past passive or present verb tense ( double space)
• Purpose of the experiment (1-2 sentences) and discussion of differences in solubility for an
The difference in polarity of the two chemicals in your mixture (naphthalene and benzoic acid)and the change of solubility of the polar protic compound in terms of IMFs
Discuss the immiscible liquids used in the experiment (water and ether, IMFs again); Discuss how extraction works based on the difference in solubility of the specific compounds you used and the polarity of the solvents used during the experiment, density
Discuss the acid-base chemistry performed (reactions, include what you observed when adding HCl)
Discussion of melting point (have to include result here) and purity of the isolated
organic acid (benzoic acid) and an organic base (benzoate)
compounds, give the possible reason if isolated solid is impure
Recovery: is it high, low; why you have >100% or <100%; what you learn from these number? Overall is it successful?