Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wordlessish Wednesday

This is what I did in lab the other day. Any guesses as to what I was trying to do?

8 comments:

Russ said...

Only did a semester of chemistry in college. Perhaps something to do with testing solubility?

Walk in the Woods said...

... "the other day" ... hmm ... color eggs?

beadworkbyamanda said...

The solubility is a good guess- and I did test solubility prior to what I did in the photo.

I did dye easter eggs! But I don't think you'd want to eat them with the chemicals I used!

Merit said...

I'm guessing cloning. You were trying to clone, hmmm, something in very girly pretty colors - shoes? If you were trying to clone shoes, I'm all over it.

UniqueNurseGranny said...

No idea at all but it looks serious.

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I have no idea but it is surely colorful looking....

beadworkbyamanda said...

Okay - I'll spill! I was trying to determine the chemical structure of a compound. The various purple colors are a result of using potassium permanganate (KMnO4), which yields information about the presence or absence of double (C=C) bonds. The KMnO4 reacts with a compound if there are double bonds (or triple) that can be reduced to single bonds. That causes the solution to lose it's purple color and turn a yucky brownish-redish-mess.

Now you know! Yay!

BeadsForever said...

See if you are pregnant? Ha!Ha! OK, I guessed before I read your post telling us. Way over my head!