LEARNING AIMS

  • To gain familiarity with the use of reflux and filtration apparatus
  • To synthesise and purify a solid organic compound via a recrystallisation
  • To record melting points

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • To understand reaction mechanisms and “curly arrows”
  • To determine compound purity through mixed melting points
  • To calculate chemical yields
EXPERIMENT 6 THE PREPARATION AND PURIFICATION OF BENZOIC ACID