Organic chemistry laboratory manual recrystallization

CHEM 202 LAB - Mount Holyoke College

Usually, you’ll know what you should have prepared, so the task is easier. You can usually assume impurities are present in small amounts.

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(You must make note of this in your notebook, though). If none (or very little) of the solid dissolved at room temperature, un-stopper the tube and heat it (Careful—no flames! You may have to heat the solvent to a gentle boil (Careful! If it does not dissolve at all, then do not use this as a recrystallization solvent. If the sample dissolved when HOT, and did NOT dissolve at room temperature, you’re on the trail of a good recrystallization solvent. If lots of crystals come out, this is good, and this is your recrystallization solvent. Suppose your crystals don’t come back when you cool the solution. It is often hard to tell the product from the insoluble trash. Wash the filter paper down with a little hot solvent. If they still don’t come back, just repeat the boiling. The Buchner funnel makes the setup top-heavy and prone to be prone—and broken. The faucet on the water aspirator should be turned on full blast!

<strong>Recrystallization</strong> Part 1 <strong>Laboratory</strong> <strong>Manual</strong>

Recrystallization in Organic Chemistry Lab

By : James W Zubrick Email: [email protected] essence of a re-crystallization is a purification. You have the data on the solubility of the compound in your notebook. Information in the notebook (which came from a handbook) for your compound mht say, for alcohol (meaning ethyl alcohol), s.h. If your sample is really dirty, the assumption can be fatal. Add 3 ml of a solvent, stopper the tube, and shake the bejesus out of it.

Organic Chemistry 253 Experiment #3 Recrystallization 1

Messy, dirty, compounds are cleaned up, purified, and can then hold their heads up in public again. Find a solvent that will dissolve the solid while hot. The same solvent should not dissolve it while cold. The cold solvent must keep impurities dissolved in it forever or longer. Since this means soluble in hot alcohol, it implies insoluble in cold alcohol (and you wondered what the i meant). A color in a supposedly white product is an impurity. This doesn’t usually happen in an undergraduate lab, but you should be aware of it. If all of the solid dissolves at room temperature, then your solid is soluble. You now let the trash-free solution cool and clean crystals should come out.


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