investigating solubility and acid-base reactions

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Nadia Garcia Chemistry 3AL Section 301 Due: 2/18/09 Experiment #2: Investigating Solubility and Acid-Base Reactions Purpose : The purpose of this experiment is to understand the solubility of compounds and how acid- base properties affect solubility. Discussion : In part 1, diethyl ether is relatively non-polar and therefore miscible with hexane, which is also non-polar. Dichloromethane is polar, but non-polar enough to mix with hexane. Ethanol, ethyl acetate, acetone and water are all polar which makes them immiscible with hexane. In part 2, diethyl ether and toluene are relatively non-polar which makes them immiscible with polar water. Dicloromethane is polar but not polar enough to mix with water. Acetone ethyl acetate, and ethane are polar, which makes them miscible in water. In part 3, the solutions of ethanol with water and 1-propanol and water were miscible while the solutions of 1-butanol and 1-pentanol were not miscible with water. This is because alcohols are miscible with water if they contain less than 4 carbon atoms in the backbone. Increases size of the alkyl
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course CHEM 3AL taught by Professor Li during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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