Introduction

Patrol officers pulled over Mr. Yuri Orlow for reckless driving last night at 8:50 p.m. A preliminary Breathalyzer test showed that Mr. Orlow was intoxicated. Mr. Orlow consented to a search of the vehicle, in which the officers found traces of a white powder that seemed to have leaked across the leather of the passenger seat. The officers think that Mr. Orlow might have thrown a bag of the unknown substance out the open passenger-side window before pulling over. A search of the snowy road has revealed nothing. The powder has been sent to the lab for testing.

Objectives

  • Identify an unknown powder using physical and chemical properties.
  • Distinguish between physical and chemical properties.
  • Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative observation.