Ethanoic Acid Essays

  • Preparation of Ethanol and Ethanoic Acid

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    Preparation of Ethanol and Ethanoic Acid AIM: To obtain pure samples of Ethanol (CH3CH2OH) and Ethanoic Acid (CH3COOH) from fermented Yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae). BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The use of yeast in food production is the oldest and most extensive contribution made by any group of microorganisms. A most common substrate that yeast can work with is GLUCOSE. Glucose is a monosaccharide, which are sweet crystalline sugars that dissolve easily in water to form sweet solutions

  • Preparation of Ethanol and Ethanoic Acid

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    Preparation of Ethanol and Ethanoic Acid Introduction to report ---------------------- This report contains 5 practical experiments to produce ethanoic acid from ethanol. The first practical is the preparation of ethanol from glucose using yeast during the process of fermentation; this has been demonstrated in class. In this practical the glucose is converted into ethanol and carbon dioxide by respiratory enzymes from the yeast. The ethanol solution will be between 5-15% and the ethanol

  • Finding the Ka of Ethanoic Acid

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    the Ka of Ethanoic Acid Aim: ==== To find out the Ka of ethanoic acid, chloroethanoic acid and dichloroethanoic acid. Procedure: ========== 1. The pH meter is calibrated, using a buffer solution of accurately known pH. 2. 20.0cm3 of 0.10M ethanoic acid was pipetted into a conical flask. 3. 0.10M sodium hydroxide solution was titrated using phenolphthalein as indicator, until the solution was just turned pink. 4. A further 20.0cm3 of the same ethanoic acid solution was

  • Analysing the Ethanoic Acid Concentration in Different Types of Vinegars

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    Analysing the Ethanoic Acid Concentration in Different Types of Vinegars Vinegar is a mixture of various acids, ethanoic acid being the most abundant. Most vinegars are made from a sugary liquid, this liquid is fermented to produce ethanol and then oxidised to form ethanoic acid. Different vinegars use different sugary liquids and this could lead to variation between the vinegars. My aim in this investigation is to discover whether the concentration of ethanoic acid varies between vinegars

  • Estimation of Chlorine in Household Bleach

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    that, I would then have to represent this as a percentage. In order to calculate the mass represented by the chlorine in the mass of the household bleach, I would have to titrate this solution, along with an excess of potassium iodide and ethanoic acid against sodium thiosulphate from the burette using starch solution as an indicator. The reason for this choice of indicator is that iodine is turned blue black by the starch solution, and this therefore helps to indicate any colour change that

  • The Determination of an Equilibrium Constant

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    The Determination of an Equilibrium Constant I will be determining the equilibrium constant - Kc; of ethanoic acid reacting with ethanol producing an equilibrium to form ethyl ethanoate and water. CH3COOH(aq) + C2H5OH(aq) ó CH3COOC2H5(aq) + H2O(l) Following the method as detailed, I conducted experiment 4 and these results were obtained: Titration Trial Volume of Sodium Hydroxide Neutralised (cm3) 1 7.65 2 7.75 3 7.80 4 7.70 5 7.75 μ 7.75

  • The Rate of Reaction Of Metals with Acids

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    Of Metals with Acids Introduction In this investigation I will be looking at the rate of reaction between a metal, which will be magnesium ribbon, and an acid. The acids will either be hydrochloric, ethanoic, sulphuric or phosphoric acid. I will be finding out if the activation energy changes depending on whether a strong or weak acid is used. I will also be investigating whether or not there is a change in the order of reaction if a dibasic acid is used instead of a monobasic acid. Planning This

  • Acid And Base Research Paper

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    1. Definition of Acid and Bases: 1.1 Arrhenius definition of acid and base: Arrhenius Acid: The substance or a compound which gives H+ ions in aqueous solution Arrhenius base: Base is a substance or compound that produces OH- ions in aqueous solutions. Chemists have known for some time that the H+ ion doesn’t exist in aqueous solutions as an independent species. The modernized Arrhenius definition of acid is that they are substances that produce H3O+ ions in aqueous solutions. It did not take longer

  • How pH Level Affects Corrosion Rate

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    was that the liquid with the lowest pH level; Sprite, would have the quickest corrosion rate. Dana Puti Vinegar had the quickest corrosion rate proving the statement wrong, it was discovered that it contains ethanoic acid; acid containing twice the amount of carbon dioxide than a regular acid. To further understand this topic, future research could include; how does the amount of liquid incorporated affect the corrosion rate, how does the temperature of the liquid affect the corrosion rate, and how

  • Hypothesis Of Synthesis Of Aspirin

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    drugs that does not require prescription. It is a salicylate. It effectively diminishes the pain of problems such as headaches, toothaches and joint pains. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause fever, pain and inflammation. salicylic acid (C7H6O3) + acetic

  • Analysis Of Volumetric Analysis On Vinegar

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    Vinegar is liquid with main component acetic acid (also known as ethanoic acid) and as well as some other chemicals compound. The estimation of the acetic acid concentration in a sample of vinegar was determined based on the stoichiometric reaction between sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and acetic acid that form sodium acetate (CH3COONa) and water (H2O) as follow. CH3COOH (aq) + NaOH (aq) CH3COONa (aq) + H2O (l) However, the method of volumetric analysis is highly dependent on a pure standard

  • The Oxidation of Ethanol

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    primary alcohol and can be oxidized to either an alderhyde or a carboxylic acid. [IMAGE]CH3CH2OH + [O] CH3CHO + H2O [IMAGE]CH3CH2OH + 2[O] CH3COOH + H2O The purpose of this experiment is to oxidize ethanol and then to test the product to determine whether it has been oxidised to ethanal or oxidised to ethanoic acid. Method We added 6cm³ of water to a pear-shaped flask, then added 2cm³ of concentrated sulphuric acid, and set up the apparatus as shown below, but with a stopper in place

  • Investigating Factors that Affect the Amount of Heat Produced in Neutralisation

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    I have chosen the glass beaker and the polystyrene cup because I have found that these two containers are resistant to any sort of corrosion that might occur whilst I will be using the acid and the alkalis. Diagram [IMAGE] Method ====== 1. I will first measure out 20ml of 2M Hydrochloric acid and pour it into the glass beaker. 2. Then I will measure the starting temperature. 3. Then I will out 20ml of 2M Sodium hydroxide add it into the

  • Wine Production

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    ...oncentration as it may have generated the greatest concentration of tartaric acid, whereas Wines B and C may have produced other acids present in wine, such as malic, lactic, citric, acetic or succinic acid. Esters are compounds formed by condensation between an acid and an alcohol. In the Investigation, ethanol in the wine would have provided the alcohol and the acids present would have produced the acid component, therefore it was predicted that the taste test would see to the detection

  • Hair Chemistry and Hair Growth

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    When approaching the topic of hair chemistry, one may think about the question, where does hair come from? Saclike holes called follicles are located all over the human body. At the bottom of these follicles are a cluster of papilla responsible for the growth of hair. As the papilla, otherwise known as hair bulbs reproduce to make new hair cells, the old ones are pushed up towards the surface of the skin causing the hair to grow longer. This may seem like a simple concept to grasp.
However, the process

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Effects

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    of soda, is sodium bicarbonate. (Baker Bettie, 2013) Sodium bicarbonate has a high pH, that when incorporated with another acid will react quickly. Although carbon dioxide, is created when baking soda is combined with an acid with low pH. Baking soda will make cookies rise during the baking process, once it reacts with an acid. There must be a common acid (examples of acids are: buttermilk, sour cream, citrus juice, vinegar, and cream of tartar) added to the recipe to produce CO2 if the baking soda

  • Essay On Baking Soda And Vinegar

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    As you may know, when you mix baking soda and vinegar there is a big reaction, but have you ever wondered how this reaction happens? Well in order to find out how it happens you will need to know the elements that make up baking soda and vinegar. You will also learn why these elements are where they are on the periodic table and what is released during the baking soda and vinegar reaction. Baking soda is made out of sodium, carbon, and 2 oxygens while vinegar is made up of 4 hydrogens, 3 carbons

  • The Environmental effects of Boat and Motorized Watercraft Wastes on Aquatic Ecosystems

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    Boats and motorized watercraft are great for a fun day on the lake, but how fun are they for the diverse ecosystems living just beneath the hull of your boat? Boat exhaust and small traces of gasoline and oil are emitted into the waters when motorized watercraft are running. Boats have been shown to affect water clarity and can be a source of algal growth in aquatic ecosystems. The toxins emitted from boats can add chemicals to the water. Certain amounts of the fuel that is in motors is discharged

  • Acidic Acid Experiment

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    products can be acidic, bases or neutral. It was very interesting to learn that many acids are not dangerous. Some are even found in the food that we eat. Any food that taste sour is acidic. Bases are also found in common household products. They can be very strong and dangerous or weak and safer for use around the house. 2. INVESTIGATIVE QUESTION To prove how much acidic levels are in our household products and foods ACID BASE NEUTRAL Coffee Ammonia Olive Oil Lemon Juice Baking Soda Melted Butter Soda

  • Analysis Of Alka Seltzer Sebies

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    The bicarbonate then reacts with the hydrogen from the citric acid, and this reaction makes water and carbon dioxide. By mixing water with the Alka-Seltzer® tablet, the whole reaction process is started, and that process ultimately results in bubbles of carbon dioxide gas being given off. When the film canister is