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    I'm doing my chemistry coursework, and I'm using loads of organic compounds. Why do the labels both use acetyl and ethan (at uni labs for it). i spent 2 hours looking for Acetyl Anhydride, then got told they didn't have it on the list. Then standing in front of me was Ethanoic Anhydride GRRRRRR!!!!!

    All I'm wondering is how do uni students cope with this?
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    You get used to it :p:

    Lot's of chemicals have muliple names, but normally there is a computer inventory that makes things easier to find :yes:
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    (Original post by jharrington93)
    I'm doing my chemistry coursework, and I'm using loads of organic compounds. Why do the labels both use acetyl and ethan (at uni labs for it). i spent 2 hours looking for Acetyl Anhydride, then got told they didn't have it on the list. Then standing in front of me was Ethanoic Anhydride GRRRRRR!!!!!

    All I'm wondering is how do uni students cope with this?
    Man, you should try working in a Spanish lab which has sourced from both france and sweden...

    .. and you think you've got problems!
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    (Original post by charco)
    Man, you should try working in a Spanish lab which has sourced from both france and sweden...

    .. and you think you've got problems!
    that sounds like hell; considering I don't speek French, Spanish or Sweedish
 
 
 
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