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Determining Balanced Equation: Coagulants and Flocculants

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We have an environmental chemistry class, we are presently discussing coagulants and flocculants.

We are asked to write the balanced equation when glucose is reacted with ammonium chloride + epichlorohydrin + isopropyl alcohol.

Therefore, I have the equation: C6H12O6 + NH4Cl + CH3ClO

1) Does this equation need a simple alcohol like IPA or a base like NaOH to catalyze the reaction?
2) What is the ultimate end product? Hopefully it is supposed to be some form of a quaternary ammonium radical (tri-methyl) attached to a glucose????
3) How on earth would you balance this equation?
4) What does the final chemical/molecular structure look like --- we are asked to draw the simple stick diagram for this final molecule?

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Hi there,

Using epichlorohydrin to quarternise amine (e.g ammonia) is quite common ...

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