I have anhydrous zncl2 and I wanna use it dry (completely, not water
I can not dry it with a flame in a flask with vacuum, why? Becouse in case of have some water molecule attached to it, it reacts when heated:
Heating the hydrated form, ZnCl2•n(H2O), yields Zn(OH)Cl, not ZnCl2.(that is what I want, dried)
I can not have O on my system, that's why I do it in under argon.
By other side, I will use it, (for the reaction) solved ln chloroform
(the chloroform, obviously, must be dried as well:)
My question here:
If I add, to the zncl2 solved in the chloroform, previous addition to the final reaction flask, a good quantity of anhydrous salt, like some type of magnesium...
Will I get, both, zncl2 and chloroform dried and ready for my non O reaction?