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Cis to Trans Isomerization Lab—Vial Organic™ Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP4690

Price: $46.20

The Cis to Trans Isomerization Vial Organic™ Chemistry Laboratory Kit is a fine lab to introduce isomers, acids and the use of properties to identify compounds. Do cis and trans isomers have different properties? Find out in this great lab!

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Are cis and trans isomers interchangeable, and do they have different properties? Discover the answers to these fundamental organic questions in this quick and easy Vial Organic™ lab. Maleic acid (cis) is converted into fumaric acid (trans) using heat and an acid catalyst. After isolating the fumaric acid, its pH, solubility and melting point are compared to maleic acid to demonstrate how two geometric isomers can be quite different. Great lab to introduce isomers, organic acids and the use of physical properties to identify organic compounds.
• Requires immersion heaters or hot plates.
• Includes reaction vials, Beral-type pipets, maleic acid, hydrochloric acid, cresol red, capillary tubes and instructions.

Complete for 24 students working in pairs.