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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 ...

    Solution Summary

    Provides steps necessary to find the balanced equation.