Unformatted text preview: sides of our distillation flask. After comparing the melting point of our extracted trimyristin (39C) and trimyristins literature value (56-57C), we were able to determine that our trimyristin was not a very pure sample. Our sample apparently contained impurities that were not able to evaporate from the sample. This most likely caused a depression in our melting point. Conclusion Our extraction of nutmeg was not as successful was we had hoped. The extracted trimyristin was not as pure as we expected it to be, the melting point of the extracted trimyristin should have been closer to it literature value. Questions None Available for this Lab...
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- Spring '09