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Melting Point Determination and its Applications
  • Melting Point Determination and its Applications

    This module reviews the basics of melting point determination, its applications, and the operation and best practices for its measurement​


    • Basics of melting point determination including melting range, meniscus point and melting transitions​

    • Factors influencing melting point ​

    • Relationship of melting point with the purity of the compound​

    • Phase diagram and characterisation of material ​

    • Classification of melting point apparatus into apparatus I and apparatus II​

    • Calibration of apparatus​

    • Sample preparation ​

    • Components and operation of the melting point apparatus II and precautions to be taken when using it​

    • Why it matters

      Melting point is a characteristic feature of a substance based on its intrinsic properties. This parameter is used to characterize new products, measure purity, and in some cases, identify specific materials from a list of compounds. Understanding the science behind melting point determination can enable analysts to perform QC experiments correctly and get to the root cause of any errors.​

    • Who is it for​ ​

      This module is relevant to all new employees in analytical quality teams including quality control and quality assurance, who are involved in performing and reviewing the melting point method​