I do hope you don`t mind a first post being a survey of your combined favourites!
I`m looking for 3 absolute bankers of 5-10g scale organic preps. Hopefully they will require a range of simpler techniques, and the products will probably be 2 solids & one liquid. No requirement for too long in reflux, stirrers or fume cupboards, just safe, effective preps suitable for 17 yr old students as an introduction to the genre. Some different techniques, a small range of functional groups & chance for some discussion about mechanisms on a simple level would be perfect.
I`m returning to this as a teacher after something of a break & have limited time. My previous experience of say the old A level practical exams has one memory of some beautiful yellow needle-like crystals? - can`t recall what they were, however!
I suspect benzoic acid might be a good option for one of the 3.
So, for some lovely fluffy white solids, fruity liquid & no miserable dregs of greyish sludge, what should I be trying?
Many thanks in advance for any offers, your help would be much appreciated!