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    Organic Reactions

    Homologous Series of Compounds

    Please see the attached file for full problem description. --- 1) Ethanal is the common name for acetaldehyde. And it has the formula C(-CH3, =O, -H) (I will show carbon compounds this way, first the carbon and then its constituents, "-" is for single bond and "=" for double bond) and benzaldehyde has the formula C(-Ar=O

    Synthesis for a Compound Proved

    Provide a resonable synthesis for compound P starting from O. You may utilize any organic reagents that contain three or less carbons, as well as any inorganic reagents.

    Balanced Equations: Esterification

    In preparation of esters given in an experiment, the reaction product was extracted with 5% sodium bicarbonate solution (NaHCO3) in the isolation step. How? What gas was evolved during this washing step? Write the balanced equation for the reaction that produced it.

    Organic Chemistry: Reaction Scheme

    Give the reaction scheme, showing the products formed (before hydrolysis), when one equivalent of ethylmagnesium bromide is treated with one equivalent of 5-hydroxy-2-pentanone. Does the addition of two equivalents of the Grignard reagent to this, yield a different product? If so, give structure(s).

    The Limiting Reagent and Percent Yield

    I need helping with how to determine a limiting reagent and percent yield. For the following question, I started out with 0.60 grams of trans-cinnamic acid and added 3.5 mL of dichloromethane and 2.0 mL of 10% bromine in dichloromethane solution. I re-fluxed the reaction, and, during re-fluxing, added a couple more drops of the

    Cannizzaro Reaction

    In an experiment, benzaldehyde reacts with potassium hydroxide to produce benzoate and benzyl alcohol. (Cannizzaro Reaction) a) What is the overall balanced equation? b) How does sodium bisulphite remove the unchanged benzaldehyde from the reaction mixture? c) In mechanism 1(attached), a hydride ion is transferred, how can

    Reaction of p-aminophenol with acetic anhydride to produce acetylaminophenol

    In an experiment, acetylaminophenol is produced from the reaction of p-aminophenol with acetic anhydride. a) What is the balanced reaction? b) A possible side reaction in this experiment involves acetylation of the hydroxy group as well as the amine. Is this by-product present in the crude or recrystallized product? Explain.

    Oxidation of Cyclohexanol

    In an Experiment, Cyclohexanol (secondary alcohol) is oxidized with 5% 0.75M sodium hypocholrite (household bleach)to form Cyclohexanone (Ketone). a. What purpose does Acetic Acid serve in the hypochlorite oxidation of cyclohexanol? b. What advantages does the hypochlorite oxidation offer over conventional methods such as ch

    Reaction of an Alcohol to Produce an Alkyl Halide

    N-butanol reacts with NaBr and H2SO4 to produce n-butyl bromide, via refluxation reaction in a lab experiment. a) Why is an excess of sulphuric acid used? b) Why is concentrated sulphuric acid is more effective than water in removing trace amounts of alcohol to form an alkyl halide? c) What two other organic products ma


    Using extraction techniques how would you separate a mixture of aniline and toluene using dichloromethane as the extraction solvent? Give a step by step procedure that you would use.

    Reaction Mechanisms and Products

    1) Write equations to show how the following equations could be accomplished: A) cyclohexene to Cyclohexane B) 2-Methylbutene to 3,3,4,4-tetramethylhexane 2) Given: CH2CH3 + CL2 -----> product A) The structure for the major product from the reactions is: B) Write equations to clearly show the expected mechanism for t

    Retrosynthetic Analyses Involving Alkylation of an Alkynide Ion

    Questions on Retrosynthetic analyses involving alkylation of an alkynide ion. Please help me with attached problems 2, 3, and 4. Thanks very much! :) Please help me with problems 2, 3, and 4. Aren't there certain rules you have to follow for alkylation, such as (1) you can't be branched at carbon 2 and (2) you have to end up

    Extracting caffeine from tea

    Why is sodium chloride added to the tea solution before extracting with ethyl acetate? 4 grams of calcium carbonate was added to 90 ml's of water in a flask, then was boiled and poured over tea bags. After squeezing out the liquid sodium chloride was added to this solution I need to know why.

    Simple distillation to extract Methanol

    Provide the Mechanism when 50% Methanol/Water solution is used in simple distillation to extract the Methanol. Please outline the process in the appropriate structure form. Thank you for your time.

    Alkane reaction problems

    1) When chlorinated, an alkane, C6H14, gives only two products with the formula C6H13Cl. What is the structure of the alkane? 2) The reaction of lithium di-sec-butylcuprate with isopenyl bromide yields?

    Alkane Reactions

    An unknown compound with a molecular formula of C8H18 reacts with chlorine in the presence of light and heat. From the reaction, only one compound with the formula C8H17Cl can be isolated. What is the structure of the original unknown compound?

    Synthetic Sequences for Organic Transformation

    Question: Give reagents that would result in the organic transformations illustrated. In each case name the functional group. Answer: Provides the expected reagents for each transformation. Please see the attached "Word" file for synthetic sequences. (Brainmass Problem 8)

    A method used to protect Esters and Acids.

    Please see the attached "Word" document for structures (Brainmass Problem 5). Identify the product X. The first step is trivial ( though it is well worth practising a mechanism for completeness). Please give a detailed mechanism for the second step in the formation of the protecting group.

    Calculating the molecular formula of an organic compound

     1 dm3 of hydrocarbon A at 1 atmosphere pressure is shown to have a mass of 2.333g. Given that the molar volume of a gas at S.T.P (ie 25°C, 1 atm) is 24 dm3. Please answer the following: 1) Calculate the molecular formula of A 2) A is a member of which homologous series?  15 cm3 of a mixture of

    Reagent used to add a substituent to a nitrobenzene ring

    I have a nitrobenzene ring which I need to add two substituents...COOCH3 in the meta (#4) position and Iodine in the "other" meta position (#6) (the second Carbon after the ester). The nitro group needs to be taken off as well. I can't seem to find any reference materials on what reagrents can be used. Can you please advise?

    Synthesize Using Benzene

    How can I synthesize 3-fluoroanisole using benzene and any other compounds containing 4 carbons or less (and any inorganic reagents you wish)?