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Synthesis, Isolation & Purification of an Ester—College Level Classic General Chemistry Lab Kit

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Item #: AP7964

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College Level Classic General Chemistry Lab Kit: Synthesis, Isolation and Purification of an Ester is an activity where you perform a quantitative esterification reaction to produce ethyl acetate.

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College Level Classic General Chemistry Experiment Students perform a quantitative esterification reaction to produce ethyl acetate. The lab consists of three parts—in Part 1, ethyl acetate is prepared; in Part 2, the ethyl acetate is purified; and in Part 3, tests are performed to verify the identity of the ethyl acetate. The theoretical yield is then calculated and the percent yield is determined. Students receive hands-on experience with common organic chemistry techniques, such as refluxing, extractions and distillation.

Complete for 24 students working in pairs.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Acetic acid, glacial, 150 mL
Ethyl alcohol, anhydrous, 120 mL
Sodium carbonate, 60 g
Sulfuric acid, reagent, 50 mL