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Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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Chapter 33. Lab VIII-1 Salicylate Determination by Visual Colorimetry

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The FK01 Forensic Science Kit for this book, available from http://www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Graduated cylinder, 10 mL

  • Pipettes

  • Salicylate standard solution

  • Salicylate reagent

  • Spot plate

Materials you Provide

  • Gloves

  • Desk lamp or other light source

  • Paper towel

  • Soft drink bottle or other collection vessel

  • Water, distilled or deionized

  • Specimens: urine (see text)

Warning

This lab session requires a urine specimen obtained from someone who has recently taken aspirin or another salicylate drug. Consumption of aspirin and other salicylate ...

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