Oxidation of propanol

VC2.2.2.1
Oxidation of propanol
Oxidation of propanol Oxidation of propanol and reoxidation of copper to copper oxide
Oxidation of propanol

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Description

In experiment C2.2.2.1, acetone is produced. To do so, the secondary alcohol 2-propanol is oxidised to 2-propanone (acetone). The oxidising agent used is copper oxide (CuO), which at high temperature gives off oxygen to reducing materials. Continuous air supply immediately re-oxidises the metal copper, however. In order to provide the largest possible Cu-CuO surface area, an anoxidised, rolled up copper mesh is used.

Components of equipment sets

1 666602  8  Base rail, 55 cm LD
1 6640771  4  Reaction tube, quartz, 160 x 20 mm Ø, GL 18 LD
1 664078  4  Copper wire, gauze roll, 60 x 10 mm diam. LD
2 667313  4  Glass connector, 1 GL 18, with glass olive LD
1 6659351  4  Woulff's bottle with manometer LD
1 667312  4  Glass connector, 2 x GL 18 LD
1 667186  4  Vacuum rubber tubing, 8 mm diam. LD
1 37556  4  Water jet pump LD
2 666555  4  Universal clamp 0...80 mm LD
2 30109  4  Bosshead S LD
2 666615  4  Universal bosshead LD
2 666609  8  Stand tube, 45 cm, Ø 10 mm LD
2 664051  4  Test tube, with side arm, Boro 3.3, 20 x 180 mm, SB 19 LD
2 667256  4  Rubber stopper, one 7-mm hole, 16...21 mm Ø LD
2 665231  8  Angled tube 90°, 250/50 mm, 8 mm Ø LD
1 666714  4  Cartridge burner, DIN type LD
GHS02 Danger H220
1 666724  4  Wide-flame attachment LD
2 664114  4  Beaker, DURAN, 400 ml, tall LD
1 30076  8  Laboratory stand II LD
1 666963  4  Spoon-ended spatula, stainless steel, 120 mm LD
1 664442  4  Evaporating dish, 80 mm diam. LD
1 667035  4  Crucible tongs 200 mm LD
1 608010  4  Tripod, 24 cm x 14 cm diam. LD
1 666685  4  Wire gauze 160 mm x 160 mm LD
1 661083  4  Wooden turnings, 10 pieces LD
1 667026  4  Tweezers, pointed, 130 mm LD
1 667605  4  Safety screen LD
1 6721010  4  Glass wool, 100 g LD
1 6721210  4  Glycerin, 99 %, 250 ml LD
1 6744400  4  2-Propanol, 250 ml LD
GHS02GHS07 Danger H225 H319 H336
1 6729710  4  Copper(II) sulfate, dry, 250 g LD
GHS07GHS09 Danger H302 H315 H319 H410
0 additionally required:
cold water
ice
hot water (60 °C)

Experiment Instructions

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