When sharing details about a novel laboratory program, use your post to provide sufficient background information about the broader context that informed its development. Information about your institution, your department, your curriculum, and your students are helpful to others who may find your program of interest.
When sharing details about a new laboratory experiment, use your post to provide sufficient background information, such as the level (General Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis, Instrumental Analysis), the analytical techniques illustrated, and the instrumentation required. Details about the amount of time needed to complete the experiment also is useful.
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