In this lab, nutmeg was used to form trimyristin via extraction, filtration, recrystallization to simply withdraw or isolate it from nutmeg. Trimyristin with sodium hydroxide and water can form glycerol, sodium myristate, and myristic acid as seen in the reaction scheme. The first step of this lab experiment was to measure and weigh ground nutmeg (1 g). Being precise is better so exact 1 gram was taken. In a flask, with nutmeg, tert-butyl methyl ether (3 mL) was added to boil for 10 minutes. After distilling them, boiling them, and filtrating them first set of crystals were formed as a solid in a yellowish substance should form. This is called the crude trimyristin which about 0.622 g of the crude was obtained. Then acetone, sodium hydroxide, and ethanol were added to obtain crystals. 170 mg of crystals were obtained. When it was recrystallized the second time, only about 102 mg of crystals were obtained or recovered back. There were three majors parts to this lab experiment. First being extraction, second being recrystallization of trimyristin, and then lastly hydrolysis. After evening hours or overnight drying, the final weight of the crystals was 0.051 g with the melting point of 50-52. To find the % yield, theoretical of 0.170g x 1 mol / 723.16 then multiply by 3 mols and then divided 0.051 by 0.161 then multiply by 100 to get percentage. It ended up being 31.68%.