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[*] posted on 2-2-2014 at 12:40
Kinetics of the Reaction between Potassium Isopropyl Xanthate and Ethyl Chloroformate


This is a draft paper that I plan to submit to my local science fair in the next few days. My goal in posting it here is twofold: first, to expand your knowledge about the topic, and second, to receive constructive criticism and suggestions.

I did the work at a University of Minnesota lab (no, I do not own a 500 MHz NMR:().

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[*] posted on 2-2-2014 at 15:58


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[*] posted on 5-2-2014 at 10:20


This is some great work Cheddite! I've never written a research paper myself, but what you have is definitely worthy of top honors.

The only nitpick I have: replace "overpredicts" and "underpredicts" with "overestimates" and "underestimates." It just looks better. And why is "iso" italicized?

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[*] posted on 5-2-2014 at 10:56


The models don't estimate, they predict.

Iso is italicized because it is a non-numerical prefix.

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[*] posted on 8-2-2014 at 20:08


Gave this a quick read through the other night but forgot to post. Pretty nice I'll have to give it a more serious look over but quality work. Very rarely are kinetic type experiments performed on an amateur-esque level.



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[*] posted on 9-2-2014 at 07:18


Actually there are few errors like 0.620±0.032 L/(mol*s) must write as 0.62±0.03. And its possible to calculate it without wolfram mathematica in excel using Runge-Cute method and excel plugin solver.
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