12 - Identifying an Unknown Alcohol

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Identifying an Unknown Alcohol Blackground: Classification Tests are qualitative tests which can indicate the presence of a particular functional group, such as an aldehyde or an alcohol. Two inviolable rules when performing classification tests: 1. Perform the test exactly as described. 2. Always perform tests on known compounds, one that will result in a positive test (known positive ) and one that will result in a negative test (known negative ) and then perform the tests on the unknown compound .
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NOTE: For all procedures in this lab, follow the procedures in the lab manual exactly as written, but change the order . (Do Part 1 after Parts 2 & 3) New experimental order : 1. Lucas Test 2. TCICA Test: use gloves 3. Derivative formation Omit the refractive index and micro-boiling point sections. There are three Waste Bottles : 1. Recovered Lucas Solutions 2. Recovered TCICA Solutions 3. Recovered Alcohols Your lab report must state which type of alcohol is your unknown.
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