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1

Test for Aldehyde + equation

Tollen's reagent produces silver mirror
RCHO + [O] → RCOOH

2

Test for Ketone/Aldehyde

Brady's reagent produces orange precipitate

3

Test for Carboxylic acid + equation

Fizzing/effervescence
2RCOOH + Na₂CO₃ → 2RCOONa + CO₂ + H₂O

4

Test for Alcohol + equation

Acidified potassium dichromate shows a colour change of orange to green
ROH + [O] → RCHO + H₂O.
ROH + 2[O] → RCOOH + H₂O.

5

Test for potassium

Flame test showing lilac colour.

6

Test for calcium

Flame test showing orange colour.

7

Test for sodium

Flame test showing yellow colour.

8

Test for copper

Flame test showing light blue colour.

9

Test for boron

Flame test showing green colour.

10

Test for Haloalkane

Heat with NaOH (aq) add ethanol and acidify with nitric acid. You then add silver nitrate solution to check for respective halogens from the colour of precipitate.

11

Test for Alkene

Mix with bromine water which changes the colour from orange to colourless.

12

Test for carbonate

React with acid and use calcium hydroxide to observe it going from clear to cloudy.

13

Purification

Recrystallise, dissolve impure solid in a minimum volume of hot water/solvent, cool solution and filter the solid, wash with cold water and dry.