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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Radioactive isotopes are often used as "tracers' to follow an atom through a chemical reaction. The following is an example of this process: Acetic acid reacts with methanol, CH3OH, by eliminating a molecule of H2O to form methyl acetate CH3CO2CH3. Explain how you would use the radioactive isotope 15O to show whether the oxygen atom in the water product comes from the —OH of the add or the —OH of the alcohol.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: It should be explained that how you would use the radioactive isotope 15O to show whether the oxygen atom in the water product comes from the OH of the acid or the OH of the alcohol.

Concept introduction:

The atoms that contain an unstable nucleus and dissipate excess energy by spontaneously emitting radiation in the form of alpha, beta and gamma rays are known as radioisotopes. Radioisotopes can be applied in various fields such as biological, agricultural, medicinal…

Radioactive isotopes are used as tracers. Tracers are small amounts of radioactive substances used as probes to study internal organs.

Explanation

Radioactive isotopes are often used as tracers to follow an atom through a chemical reaction. The following is an example of this process, acetic acid reacts with methanol,CH3OH, by eliminating a molecule of H2O to form methyl acetate CH3CO2CH3 .

The radioactive isotope 15O can be used to show whether the oxygen atom in the water product comes from the OH of the acid or the OH of the alcohol

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