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Isolation of Trimyristin Lab Procedure #1

Submitted by mrmoy on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:27

To a microscale round-bottomed flask, was added ground nutmeg (0.966 grams), tert-butyl methyl ethyl (3 mL), and a few boiling chips. Next, a black plastic connector was used to connect the distillation column to the flask. The flask was attached to a ring stand using a three-pronged clamp and was lowered into a small depression in the sand so it hovered above the sand bath. The mixture was heated gently for approximately 10 minutes.