Category Archives: 6. Tests for alcohol, aldehyde, alkene and carboxylic acid

6. Tests for alcohol, aldehyde, alkene and carboxylic acid

To carry out tests for the presence of organic functional groups and to make accurate observations Requirements ethanol ethanal or propanal cyclohexene 1-bromobutane dilute ethanoic acid small pieces of metallic sodium under petroleum ether (a beaker of ethanol should be available for safe disposal of any excess sodium) Fehling’s solution A Fehling’s solution B bromine water sodium carbonate solution sodium

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