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OCHEM 2 EXP 1 - Point(ºC Boiling Point(ºC Density g/cm 3...

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Introduction: In this experiment, we will be performing a Diels- Alder Reaction in order to examine a cyclo-addition reaction. In this reaction, the diene and the dienophile (the reactants) join to create a cyclic molecule. When a 1,3-diene and an alkene undergo this type of addition reaction, a cyclohexene is produced. The diene (conjugated diene), has alternating double and single bonds. The dienophile has an electron-withdrawing substituent group. We will be using anthracene as the diene and maleic anhydride as the dienophile. Balanced Reaction: Table of Reagents: Name Melting
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Unformatted text preview: Point (ºC) Boiling Point (ºC) Density g/cm 3 Molecular Weight (g/ mol) Structure Anthracene 216-218 340 1.25 178.23 Maleic Anhydride 54-56 202 1.48 98.06 9,10-dihydro-9,10-ethanoanthracene-11,12-dicarboxylic anhydride 261-262 n/a n/a 276.29 Xylene-50 140 0.86 318.50 Safety: Xylene is a flammable substance and should be kept away from flames and hot plates. Xylene Filtrates and washings should be disposed in the bottle labled “Xylene Waste” Goggles must be worn throughout this experiment Proper Clothing and gloves must be worn to prevent skin exposure...
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