Kurt was not around today so John was in charge. We had a session on lab safety early on, to start the day. Jeremy Kumar gave us essential information on how to handle situations gone wrong in the lab and he gave us helpful information about appropriate lab behavior.
Next, John showed us how to prepare solutions of Cobalt, Magnesium and Phosphorus. We learned how to use the pipettes and brushed up our old school chemistry skills in stoichiometry as we calculated concentrations of solutions.
The most exciting part of the day was learning how to actually run the Spectrometer as John lead the way!!