Types of Condensers

Introduction

In this post I’m going to discuss condensers. There is a wide variety of condensers out there, each one with specific qualities.¬†For the Amateur Chemist it is important to own at least one, for general distillations and refluxes. However, funds to buy one may be low, so it’s also important to choose wisely.

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Benzoic Acid from the Oxidation of Toluene

Introduction

In this experiment I’ll be making Benzoic Acid from the oxidation of Toluene. Before starting, let me remind you that it is much easier and cheaper to simply buy Benzoic Acid or obtain it using other methods. This procedure was done to simply explore the chemistry behind it. However, it might be a good source of Benzoic Acid if you can’t find it anywhere.

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