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?
Using epichlorohydrin to quarternise amine (e.g ammonia) is quite common ...
Provides steps necessary to find the balanced equation.