Fischer Esterification Of A Carboxylic Acid And Identification Of The Product By Gc

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NAME: _______Amy Hua____________________________ Experiment 6a: Fischer Esterification of a Carboxylic Acid and Identification of the Product By GC, Micro-Boiling Point and IR Spectroscopy Experiment 6b: Synthesis of Biodiesel Summary of Points for Experiment 6: Item Possible Points Actual Points Pre-Lab 2 Notebook: N/A N/A Purpose/Table of Reagents 2 Corrections 2 Blank Spaces 2 Signatures 2 TLC (1 in notebook) 2 Coherent 2 Conclusions (absent here) 1 Sub-Total = 15 multiply Sub-Total x 3 = 45 Report: N/A N/A Introduction 2 Data and Calculations 7 Less Points-Missing Data 0 Unknown Identity 12 Data Analysis / Conclusions 5 Less Pts-Missing Attach 0 TOTAL 71 minus any page overage 0 minus for late reports 0 minus for TA points 0 FINAL TOTAL POINTS 71 INTRODUCTION In the first part of this experiment, an ester product will be isolated and purified from unknown alcohol. Then the product ester will be identified through analysis of boiling point, gas chromatography, and IR spectroscopy. In the second part of the experiment, Biodiesel will be synthesized from vegetable oil by transesterification. DATA AND CALCULATIONS FISCHER ESTERIFICATION UNKNOWN ID: UNKNOWN NUMBER: ___F________________________ UNKNOWN ID (name): ___Octyl Acetate__________________ (10 points) UNKNOWN STRUCTURE: (2 points) MASS OF PRODUCT ESTER: ____0.4599g_______________ % YIELD: ___97.44%_______________________ Yield Calculations: Theoretical

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