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Why is melting point analysis used

Used to determine the melting point of organic solids Used as evidence of product's identity and purity


Describe the process of melting point analysis

Tiny amount of solid is inserted into melting point apparatus Heated slowly Temperature the solid starts to melt and finishes to melt is recorded If impurities are present then the solid melts over a large range of temperatures Pure solids start and finish melting between 0.5 degrees of its expected m.p.