Introduction-Aldol

Introduction-Aldol - Point (ºC) Density g/ mL Molecular...

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Introduction In this experiment, we will be performing the aldol condensation reaction. In this reaction, a conjugate base (from an aldehyde/ketone) will add to another carbonyl group. This reaction produces resonance hybrids, a carbanion and an enolate. In this particular experiment, we will be producing dibenzyl acetone, while using benzaldehyde as our reactant/electrophile. Table of Reagents Name Melting Point (ºC) Boiling
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Unformatted text preview: Point (ºC) Density g/ mL Molecular Weight g/ mol Structure Acetone-94.9 56.53 0.79 58.08 Benzaldehyde-26 178.1 1.04 106.12 NaOH 323 1388 2.13 39.997 Dibenzalacetone 110-111 234.29 Ethanol −114.3 78.4 0.789 46.07 Water 100 1.00 18.02 Safety: Handle NaOH with care. It is caustic Discard the ethyl acetate into the specified waste container. Source: http://www.mnstate.edu/jasperse/Chem365/Aldol%20Reaction.doc.pdf...
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2009 for the course CHEM 234-54 taught by Professor Morrison during the Spring '09 term at UGA.

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