Dr. Slotsky

Phone: x3104

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Chemistry & Biochemistry, Michigan State University PhD in Biochemistry, University of Michigan Licensed Chemistry Teacher 8-12

Dr. Slotsky

Welcome to my Blackbaord pages.  I will use these pages for announcements, lecture notes, worksheets, study guides, and shoptime assignments.  The left sidebar or the triple-line icon will show you a menu of my course pages including Honors Chemistry I, Honors Chemistry II, AP Chemistry, and Physics First I.  

My extra help day is Tuesdays, after school in the Chemistry lab C104.  I am often around after school other days as well.

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Google Classroom Codes

  • Teacher Class Section Code
    Morris Slutsky Chemistry I 2033-01 44f65v4
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    Morris Slutsky Honors Chemistry II 2134-01 e26q2lq
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    Morris Slutsky Honors Chemistry II 2134-03 56zmxpe
    Morris Slutsky Honors Chemistry II 2134-04 7i6cugd

Science Department Achievements

  • Separating a Mixture

    Posted by Morris Slutsky on 2/4/2021 3:00:00 PM

    distillation of red reaction mixture

    Examples of separating mixtures:  a reaction mixture (red) is being distilled to remove ethanol solvent, which condenses in the beaker to the right as a clear liquid.  You can also see thin-layer chromatography plates at lower center, showing reaction progress from samples taken.  Today we do our experiments on video, but someday students will be back in person.

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  • Rubrocurcumin - Trick of the Light

    Posted by Morris Slutsky on 1/13/2021 3:05:00 PM

    Rubrocurcumin in a round-bottom flask.

    A sample of the compound 'rubrocurcumin', synthesized from boric acid, curcumin tumeric extract, and oxalic acid in boiling acetone as an Honors Chemistry II activity.  I was interested in the color:  some references claimed it was red, while others claimed it was green.  It turns out it's both!  Depends on the angle of the light!  It transmits red light and reflects green light.

     

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