Today, I did many things. In the morning, I had a meeting with Dr. Gawalt since it's Tuesday. We talked about what I did last week and what I was going to try to accomplish this week. I told her about my abstract and she said that my secondary will help me with it when she gets back next week. After the meeting, I ended up working in my workbook because I was scheduled to use the IR in the afternoon.
I finally picked a graduate to interview for the second blog challenge. She doesn't work in my lab but she works in DR. Basu's lab. I asked her the questions that I wrote down and she answered all of them. With all of the information that I had, I decided to start typing my biography. I am currently half way done with the second blog challenge.
When it was time for me to use the IR, I was way past ready for it. Out of the 3 samples that I had, only 2 of the cobalt pieces survived through the rinse in hydrochloric acid. I know this because when I scanned my pieces, it showed that the monolayers of 2 of my samples were stable while one was not stable. I then had to sonicate them in THF. Since one of my cobalt pieces' monolayer did not stay, I just put it away in the container of used pieces. I then sonicated the other 2 for 15 minutes. After the sonication, I put them back into the oven for over night.