Recrystallization Lab

Everytime I perform a distillation on 1-methyl-4-nitro-benzene, 1-methyl-2-nitro-benzene, and 1-methyl-2, 4 dinitrobenzene, I get a melting point of less than 25 degrees C. Others report the melting point as 61 degrees celcius. How is that possible? Theres no way to control the distillation process, so I know that it’s most likely not a mistake I made.

Thank you for reaching out! We’ve been able to reproduce this bug and have our developers looking into it. We’re not sure if it’s an error in the lab or if it’s an error in the directions just yet. Hang tight and I’ll post back here with updates.

So our new version of our labs received an update to our data. The new version will have a melting point less than 25 C and the old version produced a melting point of 61 C. Your lab is functioning as it should! :slight_smile:

Thank you for the clarification. :slightly_smiling_face: