Unformatted text preview: Normally, we need to worry about other products forming. We can’t do anything about it normally, but because we are dehydrating cyclohexanol, the only structure that can result is cyclohexene. Note: the expected yield is 2.05mL, not 2.5mL because the molecular weights of the product are lower than the molecular weight of the reactant. Bromine test was positive, the Bromine was consumed, and hence there was unsaturation. IR had no OH peaks; the finger print region is identical to the one on p.363. Lab was ultimately, successful. Sources of error include presence of the low BP azeotrope, which we can’t separate because it has a lower BP than both compounds, not drying the IR thouroughly, and contamination (any alcohols in the glassware will produce an OH peak in the IR....
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- Spring '08
- Equilibrium, substitut ion reaction, ichael Tam