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chem262lexp3 - AtLee Watson Experiment 3Dehydration of...

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AtLee Watson Experiment 3—Dehydration of 2-methylcyclohexanol From the GC analysis of the distilled sample, it was concluded that 1-methylcyclohexene was the major product in the E1 dehydration reaction of 2-methylcyclohexanol. The average retention time, R f, of 1-methylcyclohexene was 103.9 sec and the average peak area was 7.093 Vs, which corresponds to the qualitative amount of 1-methylcyclohexene formed in the reaction. By comparison, the 3-methylcyclohexene was eluted at an average R f of 86.20 sec (formed first), but existed in a smaller quantity given by its average area of 1.735 Vs. Thus, the ratio of 1- methylcyclohexene to 3-methylcyclohexene in this experiment was 4.09:1, or simply 4:1. Theoretically, the ratio of the major to minor product should be 5:1 approximately. There was a discrepancy between R f values for the 1-methylcyclohexene sample and 1-methylcyclohexene product. This was due to the delayed start of the timer in running the product through the oven. 1. In the dehydration of 2-methycyclohexanol, the H
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