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D.7 Taxol—a chiral auxiliary case study (Higher Level)

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

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Understanding Polarimetry

Experiment #6 from Organic Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Become familiar with the use of the Polarimeter.
  • Experience how sample path length and concentration affect observed rotation.
  • Calculate the specific rotation for a known sugar sample using Biot’s law.

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Identification of Organic Unknowns Using Polarimetry

Experiment #7 from Organic Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Calculate the specific rotation of sugars, amino acids, and natural products using a Polarimeter.
  • Identify an unknown compound based on specific rotation.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Chemistry
Section
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Topic
D. Medicinal Chemistry

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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