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Oxidation of Benzoin to form Benzil Tore Maras-Lindeman Drawer: U33A TA: Matthew Fields • University of Kentucky-Department of Chemistry• April 11, 2011 Tore Maras-Lindeman • [email protected] • University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry
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Table of Contents Oxidation of Benzoin to form Benzil 2 Purpose 2 Theory 2 Results and Discussion 4 Theoretical Yield of Benzil 4 Percent Yield 4 Melting point of benzil 4 IR examination 5 Conclusion 5 Waste Disposal 6 Appendix A - IR Spectrum 7 Bibliography 8 Tore Maras-Lindeman • email: [email protected] • University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry 1
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Oxidation of Benzoin to form Benzil PURPOSE The purpose of the experiment is using ammonium nitrate and cupric acetate solution using the copper (II) ion as an oxidative catalyst to yield benzil from benzoin. The benzoin collected from a previously executed experiment (Maras-Lindeman 2011)was oxidized with the help of the above named oxidizing catalysts. Validation of successful oxidation was done by comparing melting point of yielded product to that of melting point labeled in literature for benzil, and IR spectroscopy. THEORY Chemical reactions that pertain to the exchange of electrons are called oxidation-reduction reactions, also known as redox reactions and are popular when synthesizing many products (Smith 2009). In simple terms, redox reactions are the loss or gain of C-H bonds. Specifically when losing a C-H bond one is referring to an oxidation reaction, whereas the loss of a C-H bond is the gain of a C-H bond(Timberlake 2010). Using ammonium nitrate and cupric acetate solution which is introduced to the benzoin which is
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course CHE 231 taught by Professor Patwardham during the Spring '08 term at Kentucky.

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