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Introduction This lab was performed to synthesize dibenzalacetone. In this lab, aldol condensation was used to form a colored crystallized product. The crystallized product was then used in a recrystallization and a melting point determination procedure. An aldol condensation combines two carbonyl compounds, such as acetone and benzaldehyde to give a ß- hydroxy aldehyde or ketone, such as dibenzalacetone. Techniques of aldol condensation, melting point determination, and recrystallization were employed in this lab. Experimental Procedure **See experimental procedure in Chemistry Lab Experiments CHEM 226 “SYNT 720: The Aldol Condensation: Synthesis of Dibenzalacetone” from pages 181-184** The procedures followed were that of Microscale Aldol Condensation. Data and Observations Solution turned yellow as the benzaldehyde/acetone mixture was added. Little to no crystals formed after 30 minutes. The solvent used was set aside in beaker to make sure that any particles remaining after evaporation would be saved. Mass of beaker: 29.001 g
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CHM 227 taught by Professor Rosen during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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