In the first Organic Chemistry II lab of the semester, students separated a mixture of two compounds, ferrocene and acetylferrocene, using column chromatography. In the pictures shown above, the students are testing the purity of their compounds by finding the melting points. When asked about their first experiment of the semester, students responded that they really enjoyed it! One student said, “I enjoyed that this experiment incorporated techniques from one of my favorite experiments from last semester, Thin Layer Chromatography.”