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Week 9 Draft 5

Submitted by jngomez on Wed, 03/21/2018 - 22:20

To perform an acid-catalyzed dehydration of cyclohexanol with phosphoric acid to form cyclohexene and water/hydronium. The presence of an alkene will be identified through reactions with bromine in dichloromethane and potassium permanganate. For the potassium permanganate test, cyclohexene product (0.3 mL) was added into a new test tube and an additional cyclohexane (0.3 mL) was added to another tube. 1% potassium permanganate and 10% sulfuric acid (~2 drops) was added to each test tube while swirling.  Color changes were recorded. The gas chromatography and infrared analysis readings were received to indicate and illustrate the degree of purity of the product.