Ethanol Lab Report

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Ethanol (3.5 mL, ...M) was added to Benzoin (...g) followed by an addition of sodium borohydride solution to the suspension of Benzoin in ethanol. The mixture was then heated with swirling. After the benzoin in the mixture was dissolved, it was heated for further 1-2 minutes with occasional swirling. The hot solution was then diluted with water. The suspension was then chilled and the product was collected by vacuum filtration. The product was then further recrystallized from the minimum amount of hot ethanol to give colourless glistening plates. (....g, % yield), m.p.
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