Synthesis of an organic compound

United States, 1962

Film
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Episode of Series “Chemical Education Material Study”
Shows the synthesis of 2-butanone, a ketone, from 2-butanol, an alcohol, as an example of a common type of organic synthesis. Discusses three basic steps: synthesis, purification, identification. In the synthesis, 2-butanol is oxidised by sodium dichromate and sulphuric acid to yield 2-butanone. Purification is accomplished by solvent extraction, followed by distillation of the 2-butanone. The identity of the product is established by forming a solid derivative of the 2-butanone and determining its melting point, and is confirmed by infrared spectroscopy

Credits

director

J. Arthur Campbell

producer

David W. Ridgway

production company

Wexler Film Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:21:03:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29163

Subject categories

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Chemical processes

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Chemistry - Research

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Chemistry, Organic

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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