Tag : characterization

Examination of Unknown an Organic Compound

Written by Parul Purpose The purpose of this experiment is to be able to successfully execute a series of classification tests on an unknown compound, ultimately resulting in the deduction of the functional groups present. By performing this experiment, I hoped to be able to utilize and materialize knowledge of stereo-specific, chemical and physical properties of organic compounds. Procedure View given infrared spectrum and identify possible functional groups. Complete a preliminary classification. Determine boiling point using the microscale boiling point […]

Identification of an Unknown Alcohol – Fischer Esterification

In this experiment, an unknown alcohol underwent a Fischer Esterification reaction by reacting it with acetic acid as well as sulfuric acid catalyst. The unknown product material was purified through distillation and characterized by analyzing the NMR and IR spectrum and determining the density of the product. In addition, the boiling point, refractive index, and chemical tests were performed to test for an ester. Lastly, the starting material, an unknown alcohol, was determined after finding out the product and examining […]

Synthesis of Triphenylmethanol from Benzophenone and Bromobenzene

Abstract The purpose of this lab was to use benzophenone and bromobenzene to synthesize triphenylmethanol. This was done via a Grignard reaction. The reaction was refluxed to form the Grignard reagent and then recrystallized to obtain a pure product. The melting point of the final pure product was determined to be 160 – 163.2 centigrade and the product showed IR peaks at 3471.83 cm– and 3059.52 cm–. Triphenylmethanol was synthesized with a 9.21 % yield.       Introduction The […]