Chem 3A - Lab Report #5

Chem 3A - Lab Report #5 - Kylie 14 July 2010 Chem 3A Lab...

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Kylie 14 July 2010 Chem 3A Lab Experiment #6 Discussion: After observing the unknown's solubility in each solvent, we decided to use water for the next step. It showed no visible solubility in acetone, water, or hexane, and it dissolved right away in ethanol; this cancelled out ethanol since its immediate dissolution showed that it wouldn't be recoverable for recrystallization. Water, however, was the only solvent that was able to dissolve the unknown when heated to its boiling point. Since water led to changes in the unknown's solubility through temperature shifts, it was the suitable solvent that would allow recrystallization. Since recrystallization purified the compound, we were able to put the recovered crystals into capillaries to test the unknown's melting point. The melting point range would be accurate since any impurities that were initially there were gone, and after obtaining the range we were able to match our unknown with one of the known compounds in our pre-lab data. The unknown's melting point range was the highest possible (~187.8 to ~189) and matched hippuric acid's (187-188). Although the melting endpoint ruled out camphoric acid and succinic acid, the solubility information helped in further confirming the accuracy of the results.The unknown and
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