luminol - Morgan Bailey Mb33295 Synthesis of Luminol...

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Morgan Bailey Mb33295 Synthesis of Luminol Discussion In this laboratory period, we saw something really interesting. We saw that when you synthesize luminol through chemiluminescene that it glows when put in a dark area. It was really a great sight to see. Chemiluminescene is a processs by which light is produced through a chemical reaction. In the process, the product produced is in an accelerated state which then cools down to the ground state with explosion of energy in the form of light. The complete mechanism for the synthesis of luminol is not completely known, but people think that it involves deprotonation to form an negatively charged ion which then can lead to a peroxide and an iron catalyzation agent. Luminol is a chemical compound that can have a number of purposes. One is when it is used in the forensic business. When exposed to blood, the characteristic light is observed and the hemoglobin present in the blood when this happens can count as the iron catalyst. The overall mechanism of this reaction is done by condensing 3-nitrophthalic acid
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course CH 210C taught by Professor Fetland during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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