Synthesis of an Ester (RSC Chemistry Week Event)
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Synthesis of an Ester (RSC Chemistry Week Event)

Synthesis of an Ester (RSC Chemistry Week Event)

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University of Wolverhampton - Rosalind Franklin Science Building

Wulfruna Street

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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In association with the Royal Society of Chemistry's "Chemistry Week".

An afternoon of curriculum enhancement activities for students who are considering studying BSc or HND Chemistry at University. This FREE event is open to those currently studying either AS/A2 Chemistry. Visiting students must be accompanied by their teacher.


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13.00-13.30 Visitors arrive in MB Foyer and collect visitor badges

13.30-16.15 Preparation of pear essence (propyl acetate) - Practical work

Propyl acetate will be prepared by a condensation reaction between a primary alcohol (propan-1-ol) and a carboxylic acid (acetic acid). This organic synthesis will involve use of reflux apparatus and a separating funnel. Additionally, the students will analyse the reactants and product using portable IR and NMR instruments.

16.15-16.30 Visitors will be given information packs and asked to complete feedback forms

16.30 Visitors Depart

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