Chloroform was accidently exposed by Dr James Simpson and two other colleagues, during which the scientist’s mistakenly inhaled chloroform with the impact of the drug leaving them lying on the floor without any recollection of the events (Poovey, 1986). Because of Snow’s use of chloroform throughout November caused an argument to arise about the nature of labour and the mastering of women, however enthusiasm decreased after Queen Victoria was administered chloroform for the deliveries of her eighth and ninth child (Snow 2008). The debate reacquired control after Snow voiced his opinion “chloroform can do what others cannot which is a deep sleep without long periods of energy” (Poovey, 1986) and with the ensemble of committees to study chloroform and the psychological effects but previously 123 fatalities occurred. Members of public…
Claudia Weiss was walking home from a long day at her high school. A mouldy hand clamped a rag over her mouth and nose. She whimpered and kicked, to no avail. "Sorry, girlie," the voice said into her ear.
She cried to scream but the chloroform was making black spots close in on her vision and her limbs heavy. Claudia closed her eyes and hoped to whoever was up there that she would be okay. Please, she begged. Finally, the black spots became blotches and patches and soon covering the entirety…
anesthetics can trace its roots from the use of Sulfuric Ether and Chloroform during the Civil War. While these anesthetics were discovered prior to the civil war, the use of these drugs helped create developments in these drugs and popularity that these drugs drew helped these anesthetics become what they are today.
The first two anesthetics ever used were called sulfuric ether and chloroform. Sulfuric ether, first developed during the Mexican-American war, was widely introduced during the…
which, an approximate 100 mL of chloroform was added to the beaker to make a pourable slurry. The slurry was then poured into the column and the solvent just about the silica was drained off into a conical flask. To minimize losses, the silica slurry beaker was rinsed with more chloroform and added to the column. Next, a thin layer of acid washed sand (3mm – 4mm) was added to the column. Next, two ‘curcumin soft gels’ was puncture using a scissor and spatula. The soft gels were squeezed and…
expands as well, which disrupts the membranes. When temperature goes up, the lipids becomes more fluid which makes the membranes very fragile.
Table 2. Factors affecting the integrity of cell membranes
Test tube Color Intensity Test tube Color Intensity
A (°C) (1) + D (Water) (4) ++
B (°C) (2) ++ E (Chloroform) (5) +
C (°C) (3) +++ F (acetone) (6) +++
C-2 Organic solvent effect
In examining the results for organic solvent, the researches identified the color…
about ether, a pleasant-smelling, colorless, volatile liquid that is highly flammable, in America and how to use it during surgery to relieve pain. He was then given the position of anesthesiologist at St. George’s Hospital in 1847. Soon he started working with chloroform as a useful anesthetic. During his work he developed an apparatus that improved both the effectiveness and the safety of chloroform. He even used chloroform when treating Queen Victoria which produced a dramatic increase in the…
liquid was placed in a test tube and then placed in hot water bath. Using a thermometer the temperature at which the liquid started boiling was noted.
Table 1. Solubility of the liquid
Substance Solubility in Water Solubility in Hexane Solubility in Ethyl alcohol
Naphthalene i s ss
Paraffin oil i s i
Unknown liquid i s s
i – Immiscible
s – Soluble
ss= very soluble
Table 2. Density determination
Mass of beaker + unknown 39.993 g
Mass of beaker 25.103 g
Mass of unknown 14.89 g…
lose his appointment at the Vienna General Hospital. Though Semmelweis was highly judged, he never gave up and wrote a book in order to spread the importance of handwashing. (Cite and fix that kay?)
Anaesthetic in the 19th century was unlike the ones used today, two famous forms of anaesthetic that were used were ether and chloroform and were not used until the late 19th century. The rise of ether was tremendous, surgeons all across America were using it during surgical procedures, but as fast…
The corrosive and toxic properties of these solvents especially phenol-chloroform have limited the use of the organic extraction method (Thomas, Moreno, and Tilzer, 1989). Forensic samples are often collect from denim, paper and soli and can be problematic in terms of DNA extraction. Lactoferrin and hematin in blood, indigo dye in denim and cellulose in paper are recognized PCR inhibitors (Norén, Hedell, Ansell & Hedman, 2013). The use of chelating-resin suspension is an alternative method for…