05 December 2007

Organic Lab

Catalytic Hydrogenation of 4-cyclohexene-cis-1,2-dicarboxylic acid. We used a syringe to inject sodium borohydride while boiling the solution with chloroplatinic acid and activated carbon in a steam bath. The inflated balloon indicates that hydrogen gas is being produced and thus the solution is under pressure (sealed container).

It's exciting because I used a syringe. Twice.

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