Distillation Essay Examples

distillation, reflux and liquid extraction. In week 1, the esterification reaction was carried out. In this reaction, acetic acid was mixed with isopentanol in presence of small amounts of sulphuric acid. The mixture was refluxed and the desired ester was isolated through liquid-liquid extraction. In week 2, the isolated ester was purified by simple distillation. The final product (isolated ester) was characterized by infrared spectroscopy and its characteristic boiling point. The characterization was done through a comparison with reference standards as reported in literature search. The IR-spectrum was also analyzed for the presence of impurities within the isolated ester. In this...

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