Flashcards in Quiz #1 Synthesis Project Deck (6)
How did we synthesize acetaminophen? What was the structure and name of the reactants/products? What was the mole ratio?
P-aminophenol (HO-Ph-NH2) + acetic anhydride (C-(C=O)-O-(C=O)-C) ->
acetaminophen (OH-Ph-NH-(C=O)-C) + Formic Acid (Most basic carboxylic acid)
How do you calculate theoretical yield?
grams reactant->mole reactants * mole ratio product/reactant * molar mass product
How do you calculate percent yield?
(actual yield/theoretical yield) *100
How do you calculate percent error?
((theoretical-actual)/ (theoretical)) *100
Reading the Rf plate, which was more polar, the reactant or the product? How do you know?
The acetaminophen was more polar than the p-aminophenol, it had a lower Rf