Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Elemental Analysis of Organic Compounds - Quantitative and Qualitative

Revision points

Qualitative analysis

Functional group identification

Carboxylic group - sodium bicarbonate test
Alcoholic group - Ceric ammonium nitrate
Phenolic group - Neutral ferric chloride solution

Carbonyl compounds - Brady's test
Aldehyde group - Tollen's reagent (silver-mirror test)
Methyl ketones - Iodoform test

Ester - Hydroxyl amine
Ester - saponification

Amides - nitrous acid test

Alkenes and Alkynes - Bromine test, Baeyer's test

Quantitative analysis

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