Differentiation of methanol and ethanol

Differentiation of methanol and ethanol
Differentiation of methanol and ethanol


In this experiment, the students learn to distinguish ethanol and methanol from each other by the colouration of the flame. The different colouring results from the length of the carbon chain in the compounds. This means, that this can also be a first experiment on the homologous series of alkanols.

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2 6659531  4 
Dropping pipette 150 mm x 7 mm Ø LD
2 6659541  8 
Rubber bulb LD
2 664441  4 
Evaporating dish porcelain, 61 mm Ø LD
1 610010  8 
Laboratory safety goggles LD
1 667609  4 
Safety gloves, nitrile rubber, size 8 LD
1 6719720  4 
Ethanol, denaturated, 1 l LD
GHS02GHS07 Danger H225 H319
1 6732710  4 
Methanol, 500 ml LD
GHS02GHS06GHS08 Danger H225 H301 H311 H331 H370
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