Chem 410 Lab Report Guidelines for
Experiment #9 – Synthesis and Reactivity of Vaska’s Complex
Experiment #9 can be found on p. 189 of the laboratory manual.
Please use the lab report templates available on Blackboard prepare a report based on your
assigned section (please see table below).
Lab Report Section Assignment
Questions to be Answered:
1) How does the νCO stretching frequency of coordinated CO compare with free CO (2143
cm-1), and how can the difference be explained in terms of bonding (σ and π) with the
2) What is the importance oxidative additions in catalysis?
3) How much does it cost to purchase IrCl3•3H2O and Vaska’s complex? Evaluate the total
cost of the materials used in your synthesis.
4) What is the role of aniline in the synthesis of Vaska’s complex?
Data to be included in Supporting Information:
Cover page with Table of Contents
IR spectra of products
Sample % yield calculations
NMR Spectra of products
Carbon copies from lab notebook
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