Organic Lab #6

Organic Lab #6 - Wong Benny 1 Experiment#6 E1 Reaction...

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Wong, Benny Experiment #6 E1 Reaction: Formation of Diisobutylenes Purpose The aim of the experiment is to polymerize tert- butanol to 2,4,4-trimethyl-1-pentene and 2,4,4- trimethyl-2-pentene via an E 1 mechanism. Balanced Equations 2 C 4 H 10 O ———————> C 8 H 16 + 2H 2 O H 2 SO 4 , 65% (2,4,4-trimethyl-1-pentene or 2,4,4-trimethyl-2-pentene) Reaction Mechanisms Table 1: Physical Properties and Hazards of Chemicals used Molecular Formula Molecular Weight (g/ mol) Boiling Point (ºC) Melting Point (ºC) Density (g/cm 3) Ill Effects tert -butanol C 4 H 9 OH 74.12 82 25 0.78 Skin/eye irritation, headache Sulfuric Acid H 2 SO 4 99.08 337 10 1.84 Severe burns Water H 2 O 18.02 100 0 1.00 None Acetone C 3 H 6 O 58.08 56.53 -94.9 0.793 Coughing, dizziness, skin and eye irritant Potassium permanganat e KMnO 4 158.0 n/a 240 2.70 Extremely flammable 1
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Wong, Benny Limiting Reagent The limiting reagent is tert -butanol. Mol reactant C
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course CHEM 263 taught by Professor St-hilarie during the Spring '11 term at CUNY City.

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