Alkylation of m-Xylene Report SK

Alkylation of m-Xylene Report SK - ALKYLATION REPORT FORMAT...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: ALKYLATION REPORT FORMAT REACTION TABLE: Reactant/Produc t Names formula MW (g/mol ) density(g/cm 3 ) mL g mol LR 1 T. yield (g) Literature m.p./b.p. ( o C) m-xylene C8H10 106.16 0.86 1.2 1.03 2 .0097 No n/a-48 / 139 t-butyl chloride C4H9Cl 92.57 0.84 1.0 0.84 .0091 Yes n/a-26 / 51 t-butyl-m-xylene C12H1 8 163.29 0.86 n/a 0.67 7 .00415 n/a 1.5-18 / 205 - 206 My calcs for LR and T yield: Moles of m-xylene 0.86 g/mL x 1 mol/163.16 g x 1.2 mL = .0097 mol Moles of t-butyl chloride 0.84 g/mL x 1 mol/92.57 g x 1.0 mL = .0091 mol 1:1 ratio so limiting reactant is t-butyl chloride T. yield .0091 mol product x 163.29 g/mol = 1.486 g Which is about 1.5 grams accounting for significant figures in the value of the density of t-butyl chloride. RESULTS Exptl b.p. ( o C) Yield a (g) Appearanc e % Yield t-butyl-m- xylene 140 0.677 Clear liquid 45 % I. Discussion 29 points There are three possible, mono-alkylated (tert-butyl) products, all of which are tri-substituted benzenes; the starting material, meta-xylene, is a di-substituted xylene. Your challenge is to interpret your IR and determine starting material, meta-xylene, is a di-substituted xylene....
View Full Document

Page1 / 2

Alkylation of m-Xylene Report SK - ALKYLATION REPORT FORMAT...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online