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Reacting Resorcinol and Pentane
« on: April 27, 2006, 02:10:11 AM »
Is it possible to synthesize a chemical (I don't know its actual name) with the empirical formula C13H20O2 by reacting Resorcinol with Pentane? The equation for the reaction should look something like this:

C6H4(OH)2 + C5H12 ------> C13H20O2 + H2

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Re: Reacting Resorcinol and Pentane
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2006, 02:25:47 AM »
Of course, synthesis of C13H20O2 is possible, may be even from resorcinol (you should know a real structure!), but not from pentane (but not directly). Moreover, your stoichiometry is wrong.
Tentatively:
C6H6O2 + C5H12 ------> C11H18O2
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Re: Reacting Resorcinol and Pentane
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2006, 02:26:46 AM »
Where do the other carbon atoms come from?
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Re: Reacting Resorcinol and Pentane
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2006, 02:35:40 AM »
Two carbons and two hydrogen are missing. Check you product formula, otherwise you need additional reagents.
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Re: Reacting Resorcinol and Pentane
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2006, 01:36:47 PM »
Have you determined dG for the chemical reaction?
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