Forensic Chemistry: Fingerprint Friday

VAMPY Forensic Chemistry Class

VAMPY Forensic Chemistry ClassOn Friday we did fingerprinting! We took our own fingerprints and discovered whether we have loop, whorl, or arch patterns on each of our fingers. We brought up latent (invisible) prints using ninhydrine, silver nitrate, and super glue fuming just to name a few of the techniques. We also braved the hot weather and went outside to dust the outside of the teaching assistant’s car! Even though it was hot, we were able to lift a number of good prints off the car!