Alcohol Dehydration Reaction

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Pulliam/Mista 1 Alcohol Dehydration Reaction Chris Pulliam, Joe Mista Dates performed 10/1/2009-10/6/2009 Date Submitted: 10/15/2009 Purpose : An alkene, cyclohexene, will be synthesized by the acid-catalyzed dehydration of an alcohol, cyclohexanol
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Pulliam/Mista 2 Structural Formula : Calculations/Data : Table of Physical Properties Compound MW MP o C BP o C Ρ (g/ml) n Cyclohexanol 100.15888 25.93 16.84 .9624 1.4641 Cyclohexene 82.1436 103.5 82.98 .8110 1.4465 Phosphoric acid 97.995 15mmol cyclohexene .35mL of phosphoric acid Start temperature for Reflux---45 o C Final temperature for Reflux---64 o C
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Pulliam/Mista 3 Results : (Full IR graph is attached to write-up) Results Table IR Spectra Wavenumber Functional Group 2924.86 CH 2 1437.41 C=C 916.52 -CH=CH 2 876.44 -CH=CH 2 RI Results 1.447 Boiling Point Results 82.6 o C-83.8 o C Mass of Product .313 grams Upon reviewing our results, we can definitively state that we have converted cyclohexanol to cyclohexene using the alcohol dehydration method. The RI gathered experimentally was
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2009 for the course MA 16200-018 taught by Professor Davidcatlin during the Spring '09 term at Purdue.

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