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Aldol Reactions: Benzalacetophenone and Dibenzalacetone

Procedure: "In a 125-mL Erlenmeyer flask containing a magnetic stirring bar, mix 0.05 mol of benzaldehyde with the theoretical quantity of acetone, and add one-half the mixture to a solution of 5 g of sodium hydroxide dissolved in 50 mL of water and 40 mL of ethanol at room temperature (<25oC). After 15 min of stirring, add th

Medications and Organic Compounds

I am to identify organic compounds in medications. I chose to look at Orajel first. I am to determine the structure of one active component and identify three functional groups on each molecule. Based on the functional groups present in the drug molecules, predict the physical properties of the molecule the drug would interact

Functional Groups of Carbon

Carbon is a fascinating element that is capable of forming four covalent bonds. Remembering molecular geometry, an element bonded to four separate atoms forms a symmetrical tetrahedron. When the elements are either carbon or hydrogen the molecule is nonpolar. Nonpolar compounds are insoluble in water. Examples of this includ

Isopentyl (Isoamyl) Acetate Synthesis and Extraction

12.0 g of isopentyl alcohol mixed with 20 mL glacial acetic acid and 1.2 mL of H2SO4. This is refluxed for an hour. Must use 20 mL of diethyl ether as the extraction solvent. What is the procedure for the extractions (to MAXIMIZE THE YIELD) and volumes? (i.e. How much water, NaCl, sodium bicarbonate and in what order)?

Organic Chemistry: Acids and Bases and Bases

1. Define and describe the properties of Bronsed conjugate acid base pairs and how they relate to the pH scale? 2. Calculate the pH or pOH values for a given ion concentration. 3. Differentiate between strong and weak acids and bases and calculate the ion concentrations for weak acids and bases given an equilibrium constan

Decomposition Rate

A monoprotic organic acid decomposes after an enzyme is added to the solution. The initial concentration of the acid is 1.55 mol/L. After 354 sec, you take a 15.00 mL sample, titrate it with 0.120 mol/L NaOH solution, and reach the equivalence point after adding 52.36 mL. Compute the average decomposition rate of the organic

Synthesis And Reaction Problems with Amines

Please see the attached file. 1. Write the complete stepwise mechanism for the reaction below. Show all intermediate structures and all electron flow arrows. 2. Give the major organic product(s) of each of the following reactions or sequences of reactions. Show all relevant stereochemistry. 3. Classify the following ni

Acid Catalyzed Dehydration of Alcohols - Gas Chromatography Analysis of Alkenes

I performed a lab entitled: Acid-catalyzed dehydration of alcohols. I have the file attached in word. My problem is I need to know the reaction equations using structure and names from the attached file. I also have a file from the spectrum of butenes. I need the labeling of the 3 dark peaks of butenes cis and trans. My permang

Problems from Organic Chemistry Lab

Please note: questions that require the textbook are not included in this response. 1. If 3-bromo-1-propanol is treated with NaOH, a compound of molecular formula C3H6O is formed. Suggest a structure for this product. 2. What product(s) would you expect to form when tetrahydrofuran is treated with excess hydroiodic acid (HI)

anthracene preferentially forms a Diels-Alder adduct

Part 1 1. Offer an explanation of why anthracene preferentially forms a Diels-Alder adduct at 9,10 positions. 2. There are four reasonable resonance structures for anthracene. Draw them. 3. A large number of polycyclic benzenoid aromatic hydrocarbons are known. One of these, benz/a/pyrene, is a powerful carcinogen found in to

Ester Reduction Questions

1. In the preparation of the esters given in this experiment, the reaction product was extracted with 5% sodium bicarbonate solution (NaHCO3) in the isolation step. Why? What gas was evolved during this washing step? Write a balanced equation for the reaction that produced it. 2. Why is a large excess of acetic acid used in

The reaction of product and the mechanism

First question wants the product of certain oxidation reaction of chromic acid with a secondary alcohol and primary alcohol. second question wants the acid base reaction mixture of the salt produced. third question involves the transition state and the product.

Wavelength of light required to break C-C, C-Cl & O=O bonds

Without stratospheric ozone (O3), harmful solar radiation would cause gene alterations. Ozone forms when O2 breaks and each O atom reacts with another O2 molecule. It is destroyed by reaction with Cl atoms formed when the C-Cl bond in synthetic chemicals breaks. Find the wavelengths of light that can break the C-Cl bond AND the

Organic Chemistry Synthesis Reactions and Stereochemistry

Please see the attached file for the complete problems. 1. Predict the product of the reaction below. Be sure to indicate stereochemistry when appropriate. 2. Provide proper IUPAC names for each compound below. 3. The compound below has been isolated from the safflower plant. Consider its structure to answer the follow

Percent Yield of para red dye

5. Determine the percent yield of your product para red dye. Base your calculation on the amount of 2-naphthol that was weighed out. See the attached document for the data. CHM 339 Title of Laboratory: Preparation and Use of Para Red Dye Purpose: Diazonium salts are formed from the reaction of nitrous acid and a prim

Stereochemistry of reactions.

See attached for full problem description. Give the major organic product(s) of the following reaction or sequence of reactions. Show all relevant stereochemistry.

Reaction: Glacial acetic

Write the balanced equation, the balanced net ionic equation, and answer the question. 1.) Glacial acetic acid is mixed with liquid methanol (nonaqueous). What type of organic reaction can this be characterized as? 2.) Chlorine gas is bubbled into cold, dilute solution of potassium hydroxide. What element is un

Diels-Alder Reaction Mechanisms

This problem asks to complete the equations below involving the Diels-Alder (2 + 4)-cycloaddition. Show the two starting materials or the product. See attached file for full problem description.

Freidel-Crafts Acylation (Pavia, Organic Chem)

Please help me with this questions. I am having hard time answering these questions. Thanks. 1) Explain carefully, with a drawing, why the protons substituted ortho to an acetyl group normally have a greater chemical shift than the other protons on the ring. 2) Write equations for what happens when aluminum chloride is hy

Synthesis of Aspirin

1. Draw the structures of salicylic acid and aspirin. Circle and identify the functional groups present in each compound. 3. Sulfuric acid is a catalyst. What does that mean? 5. What safety, environmental and economic considerations would be important to a company manufacturing 1 million pounds of aspirin each year by this


Draw the product of the reaction of benzene with: reaction between benzene and 2-methylpropene (isobutene) Draw the major product of the following reaction: Reaction of cumene and acetyl chloride in the presence of aluminum chloride. See attached file for full problem description.

Microscale Organic Chemistry Lab Questions

1. Identify four moisture-protected reaction apparatus. I have identified 2 apparatus (Moisture-protected Claisen head with 3 or 5mL conical vial, arranged for syringe addition and magnetic stirring, and Moisture-protected water-jacketed condenser with 3 or 5mL conical vial, arranged for heating and magnet stirring). I may be


See attached file for full problem description. Draw the product of this reaction (after aqueous workup). In some cases, the starting material may be recovered unchanged.

True or False and Why?

State whether each of the following statements is true or false: A A mole of H2O weighs the same as a mole of SO2 B C2H6 is a saturated organic compound. C There is more than one compound with the formula C5H12. D In chemical reactions the total number of moles of pr

Michael & Aldol Condensation Reaction

We are preparing an a,b-unsaturated ketone via Michael and aldol condensation reactions. The reactants are trans-chalcone and ethyl acetoacetate (in ethanol and NaOH). This creates 6-ethoxycarbonyl-3,5-diphenyl-2-cyclohexenone. What I'm wondering is: Why is it possible to separate the product from sodium hydroxide using a