Ethanol/IDA

Carol Taylor

Footsore
I only have IDA in stock. Is this a suitable alternative to ethanol for use in making esters? Chem teacher wants the yr 11s to have fun next week. Most of the chemicals on the RSC list are absent from my usual stock.
 

Carol Taylor

Footsore
It's all we ever use, works OK.
Thanks. As we have so few of the chemicals and I will have to put the conc sulfuric into the non-existent glassware myself it doesn't look to be the exciting class practical she was hoping for. I will give her the list of things we have and she can decide (and perhaps even try out) for herself.
 

Carol Taylor

Footsore
Just read through the simpler (than RSC) version in cleapss. We may manage it but I'm going to task the chemistry teacher with the part where a drop of conc sulfuric acid is put in the little test tubes. My arthritis and neurological tic may kick in at the wrong time :eek:
 
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