Separation Of The Basic Component Essay

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Observations or reactions:
Separation of the basic component:
When 2ml of 3M HCl was added to the mixture of Benzoic acid, Ethyl 4-aminobenzoate, 9-Fluorenone, diethyl ether, two layers were created, an organic yellow top layer and a clear aqueous bottom layer. The clear layer (basic layer) was extracted and placed into a container where 6M NaOH was add to the solution. The addition of NaOH made the solution basic, and created white flakes in the solution. The white flakes were separated by placing them into a Hirsh funnel filtration, the sold flakes were pure ethyl 4-aminobenzoate. After a week the powder was weighted using analytical balances melted with a mel temp.
Isolation of ethyl-4-Aminobenzote:
From the first step, adding 2ml of 3M HCl to the mixture of Benzoic acid, Ethyl 4-aminobenzoate, 9-Fluorenone, diethyl ether, two layers were created, an organic yellow top layer and a clear aqueous bottom layer. The top organic layer was then reacted with 2ml of 3M NaOH, which created another yellow top layer and clear bottom layer. Once the clear layer was extracted, the 6M HCl was added to the solution and the clear liquid became white and has a lot of white precipitates in solution. The white flake were separated from solution by entering the mixture into a Hirsh funnel filtration. The sold white flakes were pure benzoic acid. After a week the powder was weighted using analytical balances melted with a mel temp.

Isolation of a neutral compound:
From the first…

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