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1-propanol from 2-propanol
[rquote=615888&tid=151303&author=Keras]
Alternatively, why don't you mix propene with bromi ...
23-6-2019 at 09:20
by: Metacelsus
Failure to make Chloroform - help
[rquote=615843&tid=151301&author=fishfrys]When I try to make the chloroform, after adding th ...
23-6-2019 at 01:25
by: Metacelsus
1-propanol from 2-propanol
If you're after propanoic acid, it's probably easier to make it by haloform reaction of 2-butanone ( ...
23-6-2019 at 01:10
by: Metacelsus
Wet ether
[rquote=615782&tid=151271&author=UC235]I would probably rough-dry ether with anhydrous MgSO4 ...
22-6-2019 at 04:59
by: Metacelsus
Any way to prepare anhydrous ZnCl2 without using gaseous Cl2 or HCl?
Yes, I have done this. Adding a little excess HCl helps to avoid decomposition to the oxychloride. T ...
12-6-2019 at 22:32
by: Metacelsus
Alkynyl Magnesium Halide:Grignard's reagent
[rquote=614824&tid=150908&author=DraconicAcid]Alkynyl magnesium halides aren't generally use ...
9-6-2019 at 22:38
by: Metacelsus
Where is this forum's servers located?
The IP is 74.207.252.200, which apparently maps to Fremont, CA.

A WHOIS lookup shows that it's ho ...
8-6-2019 at 06:47
by: Metacelsus
Drano uses?
NaOH is a component of the "shake and bake" meth production method.
Or maybe they're dissolving som ...
7-6-2019 at 23:02
by: Metacelsus
Some questions on Lucas reaction + amine alkylation
Yes, ZnCl2/HCl will convert primary alcohols to alkyl chlorides. We did it in my undergrad o-chem la ...
2-6-2019 at 07:54
by: Metacelsus
Formalin chemistry
You could use it to preserve some biological specimens (dilute it to 4% first).
31-5-2019 at 23:24
by: Metacelsus
Accurate Transfer of Volatile Liquid Standards
Maybe you could use a positive-displacement pipette instead of a standard micropipette. This should ...
31-5-2019 at 22:38
by: Metacelsus
Chloroform Synthesis: Why does the common procedure uses Acetone instead of Ethanol?
No, it's not a question of equilibrium. You simply need more moles of NaClO per mole of chloroform p ...
31-5-2019 at 22:32
by: Metacelsus
Copper/Lead iodide + HAc = I2?
FYI: HAc is acetaldehyde. I'm pretty sure you mean AcOH (acetic acid).

Anyway, under acidic condi ...
30-5-2019 at 09:57
by: Metacelsus
Reaction Kinetics
Take a sample every few minutes and quench it (using any mild reducing agent), then run the samples. ...
16-5-2019 at 11:53
by: Metacelsus
Cleaning Marble
What about EDTA? It might remove the iron
13-5-2019 at 03:34
by: Metacelsus
Vinyl chloride
Given its toxicity, I doubt it, and I hope it's not. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_chlori ...
7-5-2019 at 09:34
by: Metacelsus
EDTA to EDA? Naphazoline Synthesis
Thin-layer chromatography (if you can do it) would be a good way to monitor the reaction progress.
2-5-2019 at 23:20
by: Metacelsus
Identification of a mystery metal
[rquote=611174&tid=149463&author=ScienceHideout]Visually, Also, looking at the bottle, it i ...
1-5-2019 at 22:43
by: Metacelsus
Identification of a mystery metal
That looks exactly like some Wood's alloy from the lab I worked in back at the University of Minneso ...
1-5-2019 at 09:30
by: Metacelsus
Ethanol + Urea --> Ethyl carbamate?
Interestingly, ethyl carbamate itself is not a carcinogen. However, it's oxidized by CYP450 enzymes ...
29-4-2019 at 22:47
by: Metacelsus
is possible to made castable insensitive ETN ?
Yes but that's metallic Li. It wouldn't work with lithium salts (such as the perchlorate) where the ...
28-4-2019 at 22:14
by: Metacelsus
EDTA to EDA? Naphazoline Synthesis
For the workup in the first reaction, what's the point of the distillation with benzene? I think you ...
27-4-2019 at 23:05
by: Metacelsus
adjusting ph problems
What else is in your solution? It may be possible to precisely calculate the amount of HCl you need ...
26-4-2019 at 03:24
by: Metacelsus
Rotation of atoms around single/double/triple bonds
[rquote=610418&tid=148827&author=Wrecking Bereserker]
There is no cis/trans configuration f ...
25-4-2019 at 22:40
by: Metacelsus
Rotation of atoms around single/double/triple bonds
The molecular orbital has cylindrical symmetry. For an experiment showing the rotation, see here: ht ...
23-4-2019 at 11:16
by: Metacelsus
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