Day 4 - Determination of Purity and Calculations
Determine the weight of each component and verify its identity by determining the melting points of the isolated components. If a component is not of satisfactory purity, it should be recrystallized. Acetyl ferrocene is recrystallized from hexane; diacetylferrocene from chloroform*-hexane.
Calculate the percent yield of each isolated component from the acetylation reaction. Check with your TA then safely discard all samples of ferrocene, acetylferrocene, and any other products into the appropriately labeled Ferrocene waste container.
Table I: Melting points of Acetylferrocene Compounds
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