And again, similarities of names should be observed and checked carefully, namely glycin and glycine and dioxin and dioxane. Very different pairs of chemicals with similar names.
What's that wonderful rhyme about "thought was H20.... no 'mo"?
Little Willie was a Chemist
but Little Willie is no more
For what he thought was H2O
I did my graduate level chemistry under a brilliant man who was near retirement. Some of the most important things he taught me had to do with the mistakes he and others had made over his LONG career. While you may be very smart and well educated there is no substitute for experience in life or the lab. Have fun but don’t get over confident in your knowledge and abilities. I don’t really want to admit how many times I was sure of myself until it went very wrong.
For a good intro to Organic Chemistry, read Fieser and Fieser.
PE, thank you for the suggestion, as a matter of fact I was just looking up the list of recommended literature and these will make a neat (and substantial - 25 tomes) addition.
I'm not sure how to verify that I indeed have glycin as a product of my tests yet. Mp is accurate, but the product seems to decompose at a lower temperature, presumably due to impurities. Resistance to areal oxidation is my safest bet so far, literature suggests molybdenium nitrate for a qualitative reaction, but that's not exactly something I can ring up a supplier and ask for. Maybe a solubility test, side-by-side, in Na2SO3 and Na2CO3. I'll think of it tomorrow, after school :)
Well, I may be in luck - gram quantities of Mo are available from a now-defunct steel mill, so I may be able to do the above test in the following days.
Nicola, I think that MP is a good test even with decomp.
Why not just dry making a small batch of developer? Might work.
Are you the chemistry equivalent of Nicola Tesla? :D
I have many many more synthetic Org. books to suggest such as books on lab technique. You might try Fuson for lab instruction, Fuson and Snyder for Org. Chem.. and the famous Gould "Mechanism and Structure in Organic Chemistry".
I have more but just cannot locate them OTOMH.