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### Completing the Reagent Table for Prelab

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- Intro 0:00
- Sample Reagent Table 0:11
- Reagent Table Overview
- Calculate Moles of 2-bromoaniline
- Calculate Molar Amounts of Each Reagent 9:20
- Calculate Mole of NaNO₂
- Calculate Moles of KI
- Identify the Limiting Reagent 11:17
- Which Reagent is the Limiting Reagent?
- Calculate Molar Equivalents 13:37
- Molar Equivalents
- Calculate Theoretical Yield 16:40
- Theoretical Yield
- Calculate Actual Yield (%Yield) 18:30
- Actual Yield (%Yield)

### Chemistry: Organic Chemistry Lab

I. Reagent Table | ||
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Completing the Reagent Table for Prelab | 21:09 | |

II. Melting Points | ||

Introduction to Melting Points | 16:10 | |

Melting Point Lab | 8:17 | |

III. Recrystallization | ||

Introduction to Recrystallization | 22:00 | |

Recrystallization Lab | 19:07 | |

IV. Distillation | ||

Introduction to Distillation | 25:54 | |

Distillation Lab | 24:13 | |

V. Chromatography | ||

Introduction to TLC (Thin-Layer Chromatography) | 28:51 | |

TLC Analysis Lab | 20:50 | |

VI. Extractions | ||

Introduction to Extractions | 34:25 | |

Extraction Lab | 14:49 | |

VII. Spectroscopy | ||

Infrared Spectroscopy, Part I | 1:04:00 | |

Infrared Spectroscopy, Part II | 48:34 | |

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy, Part I | 1:32:14 | |

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy, Part II | 2:03:48 | |

Mass Spectrometry | 1:28:35 |

### Transcription: Completing the Reagent Table for Prelab

*Hi and welcome back to www.educator.com.*0000

*Today, we are going to talk about how to complete the reagent table in your lab notebook,*0002

*before you do a synthesis experiment.*0007

*Here is a sample reagent table and there is a reaction taking place here.*0012

*For right now, it is not important to understand how this reaction takes place.*0018

*What you do need to know is that all of the reagents react an equal molar amount.*0022

*In other words, it takes one molecule of 2-bromoaniline and one equivalent of sodium nitrite, and HCl.*0031

*I’m sorry, not HCl, we have that in excess.*0041

*But we need the sodium nitrite and the potassium iodide, all 1 to 1 to 1 to make one product of this iodide.*0044

*As long as we know the stoichiometry of the reaction then that is all we need to do our calculations.*0055

*I put together a sample reagent table.*0062

*This is not necessarily the format that every instructor wants.*0065

*Make sure you follow the format that is required for your instructor.*0068

*What we have listed here are the reagents.*0073

*This is like our ingredient list for the recipe of the reaction that we are going to be doing.*0076

*This first item listed, I would describe as my starting material or maybe the reactant.*0081

*That is the organic species that is undergoing synthetic transformation.*0095

*These guys, I would all describe as reagents.*0101

*These are the chemicals that are causing the reaction to take place.*0106

*The water in this case is my solvent.*0110

*Almost all reactions on are run in some kind of solvent.*0113

*In this case, it is water used as an organic solvent.*0117

*Anyway, we are going to list everything that goes into the reaction at the start.*0120

*Some instructors also want included in the reagent table all of the materials used in the work up procedure.*0125

*You are kind of making sure that you know everything about everything you are using that whole day.*0131

*But in this table, all I have are the actual reagents that are used for the transformation to take place in the solvent.*0136

*That is going to be used when we mix all these together.*0144

*Very much like a recipe list, when you are going to bake some cookies.*0147

*I also have a separate row.*0154

*I separated it by a line there, I have separate row to list my product.*0157

*The product is not something that is going into the reaction.*0161

*It is something we are going to be isolating at the end of the reaction.*0164

*But this is a very nice place to include information about your product.*0166

*This is kind of one stop shopping for all of your physical properties in your information.*0170

*It is a good practice to get into to include your product here.*0173

*For each of these, I have listed the molecular weights, the formula for each of the compounds.*0178

*HCL is being added as an aqueous solution.*0185

*We do not care about its molecular weight here.*0190

*We could maybe put the molarity.*0193

*I did not include that in this example because we are just using the big excess of that.*0194

*But this is maybe where we put the molarity, you have to calculate the moles of HCl, if you needed to.*0198

*Water, I did not include the molecular weight of water because that is my solvent,*0205

*that is not being used stoichiometrically in the reaction.*0209

*That is not relevant information.*0212

*Each instructor is different, they might want all of your formula weights here but that was not important to me.*0215

*And then, I have a column for density.*0220

*Density, I only put liquid compounds which are 2-bromoaniline*0222

*happens to be a liquid and their product also happens to be a liquid.*0227

*I have looked up the densities for those so that you can use the CRC handbook*0230

*or something like that to find densities or molecular weights, formula weights.*0235

*But really, you could use like Wikipedia for this, most common reagents and reactants*0240

*you are going to find organic compounds.*0249

*You are going to find Wikipedia pages for and the data that is in that is really robust, it is really reliable.*0251

*It is a great place to go to find physical properties and molecular masses and all that kind of stuff.*0257

*Do not hesitate to use that if you want to, as well.*0263

*These amounts are coming from the experimental procedure.*0265

*Read through the experimental procedure and it said something like 2ml of 2-bromoaniline are dissolved in 10ml of water.*0269

*And then, 1.9g of sodium nitrite was added to that, and so on.*0276

*These are the amounts that you need to get from the procedure.*0281

*Notice that I'm including the units here because each of these has their own units.*0286

*Now the units for molecular mass are known, those are grams per mol.*0291

*The formula would always tells us how many, if you had 1mol of this compound, how many grams would it be.*0297

*Density is always given in grams per milliliter.*0306

*If you have a hard time remembering that unit, remember the density of water is 1.*0310

*If you have 1g of water, it is going to be 1ml of or cc, or is that going to be a liter of water?*0316

*That does not sound right, a gram is a very small amount.*0324

*1cc or 1ml of water only weighs 1g.*0327

*That is how we can remember the units for density is g/ml.*0331

*Then, we have a column here and I do not have an amount for my product,*0339

*because the procedure did not tell me how much product I’m going to get.*0342

*I have to calculate that.*0348

*And then I have a column for moles; what I'm going to do is convert all of these amounts to mole,*0350

*so that we compare one species to another.*0354

*I have another column for equivalents, molar equivalents, and that is just a more simple way to express this molar amount.*0357

*We will talk about that too.*0365

*And then, I always just have this final column called remarks and that is where I put any other relevant data.*0366

*This is a place where you can put hazards.*0372

*For example, that HCl is corrosive, we want to put a note of that.*0376

*You can put melting points for solids, boiling points for liquids.*0381

*Any information here, if you are reading through the procedure and says all watch out for this or take care about this.*0385

*This is a place to put that.*0392

*Again, some instructors will always want a column for boiling point and a column for melting point, and so on.*0394

*For me, this is kind of a catch-all place to put anything else that is pertinent about each species.*0399

*Let us start doing our reagent table calculations.*0405

*One by one, the first thing we want to do is convert these amounts to moles.*0410

*We can start with our first one listed, our 2-bromoaniline is our starting material.*0416

*We need to figure out how many moles that is but we are given the volume.*0422

*We know that we are using 2ml of 2-bromoaniline.*0427

*You cannot convert directly from ml to mol.*0431

*But we could use the density to convert from volume to mass.*0435

*And then, we can use the molecular weight to go from mass to mol.*0440

*What we are going to do is, this is 2.0 ml of the 2-bromoaniline.*0444

*Do not forget to use units but then also because*0450

*we have so many species that we are dealing with in this particular reaction,*0454

*you also want to include who it is you are looking at.*0458

*This should also be included in your lab notebook.*0462

*This should be something shown in your calculations, so that you could track back if you have an error anywhere.*0464

*How do we go from ml to g?*0469

*I know it is 1.56g for every 1ml.*0473

*Every 1ml weighs 1.56g.*0479

*Remember, it is g/ml.*0481

*I want to put it like this so that the ml cancels.*0484

*In other words, I’m going to multiply my volume in ml × my density to now being g.*0488

*Now I want to go from g to mol.*0496

*I know it is 172g for every mol.*0498

*I’m going to put the 172g in the denominator so that those will cancel.*0501

*Every 1mol has 172g of 2-bromoaniline.*0506

*Now my grams cancel.*0511

*And then, when we do that math, we get 0.018 mol of 2-bromoaniline.*0515

*It looks like there is two sig figs through each of this.*0524

*It is reasonable why I have two sig figs here, maybe an extra one.*0528

*Again, each instructor is a little different about how much they care about this.*0531

*This is also the same as saying 18mmol.*0534

*A lot of times our reactions are done at very small scale.*0538

*It makes sense to talk in terms of mmol instead of mol.*0542

*If you want to change the title of this column to be mmol, you can do that if you want it.*0545

*We will keep it as mol, I will say 0.018 is our mol of 2-bromoaniline.*0551

*Let us move on to our next one.*0558

*Now let us calculate the mol of NaNO₂.*0562

*Now we are given a mass of NaNO₂.*0566

*We are starting with 1.9g of NaNO₂.*0569

*So we can use our formula weight to immediately convert from grams to mol.*0573

*It is 69g of NaNO₂, for every 1 mol.*0580

*Again, in effect what we are doing is dividing by the formula weight.*0586

*If you always do the work and you can see that your units cancel,*0589

*then you do not have to memorize whether you are multiplying or dividing.*0594

*You just always put the numbers in the right place so that our units are canceling.*0597

*Let us see when we do that math, we get 0.028 mol of NaNO₂ or 28mmol of NaNO₂.*0602

*We are just going to fill out our chart, our reagent table like this.*0612

*Like I said, the HCl is just in excess, I already put that in there because it was not significant.*0616

*But if you had your molarity here, you could calculate your mol, and so on.*0622

*But sometimes, things are in catalytic amounts or huge excess amounts.*0626

*You are not required to calculate those.*0631

*How about finally mol of potassium iodide, our last reagent?*0635

*We start with 3.6g of KI.*0639

*Every 1mol of KI, we can put in our species here to weigh 166g.*0644

*Our grams cancel and we are going to do 3.6 divided by 166, we get 0.022 mol of potassium iodide.*0654

*We put that in our table as well.*0665

*One by one, we are going to calculate the mol of every one of our reagents that are added.*0667

*I do not care how many mol of solvent there are, that is not relevant.*0672

*It is not involved in the reaction.*0675

*The next thing we need to do is we need to figure out which of these reagents is the limiting reagent.*0679

*What is the limiting reagent mean?*0685

*It is the reagent with the smallest number of mol.*0687

*Now we have to be careful because sometimes a reagent is not used stoichiometrically in the reaction.*0690

*Sometimes an acid catalyst is needed or a base catalyst, perhaps.*0697

*We only need a catalytic amount meaning we do not need a full equivalent of that,*0701

*in order to convert 1mol of starting material of the product, we do not need a whole mol of the catalyst.*0707

*Even though we have a very small amount of that, that is not going to limit the amount of product that we can get.*0712

*Because remember, a catalyst is not consumed in the reactions.*0719

*Even though, I have a very tiny amount of it, it will get used but then it will get regenerated.*0722

*I can keep using that tiny amount and convert that whole amount of the starting material to product.*0729

*Keeping in mind that we are going to ignore the catalyst and*0735

*this is where we do need to know for this mystery reaction that we have never seen before, that each of these is used.*0737

*The 2-bromoaniline and the NaNO₂ and the KI are all used stoichiometrically in a 1 to 1 ratio.*0746

*In that case, we are looking for which of these have the smallest number of mol.*0752

*That is what is going to determine the mol of product, we call that the theoretical yield.*0758

*I only had 18 mmol of the 2-bromoaniline.*0765

*I have 28 mmol and then 22 mmol.*0768

*These guys are in excess. We are not going to run out of these before we ran out of the 2-bromoaniline.*0772

*This is the number, we are going to take this.*0781

*This is our limiting reagent.*0784

*This is our limiting reagent because it is the smallest number.*0790

*We are going to take that and we are going to copy that number down here to the mol of product*0793

*because that is the maximum amount of product I can get.*0800

*If every single molecule of the 2-bromoaniline gets converted to product, the most I can get is 18 mmol.*0803

*Now we know how many mol of product we can get.*0812

*We can use that to calculate the amount that we have.*0818

*Before we get there, I want to talk about this last column, the molar equivalents.*0825

*What we are going to do, now that we have identified the limiting reagent,*0830

*we are going to describe that reagent as being 1.0 equivalent.*0833

*We are going to describe all the other reagents with respect to that.*0840

*You know, compared to the 1.0 as a molar ratio.*0846

*What we are going to do is we are going to divide all the molar amounts by that limiting reagent molar amount to see what we have.*0849

*First of all, we can see that if we have exactly one equivalent of the 2-bromoaniline,*0856

*that will give us exactly one equivalent of our product.*0861

*But we see that we have an excess of the NaNO₂.*0864

*If we take 0.028 and we divide that by the limiting reagent amount 0.018,*0867

*then that comes out to 1.6 equivalent of NaNO₂.*0876

*In other words, there is a 60% excess of NaNO₂ is used.*0884

*We wanted to make sure that we used up all the 2-bromoaniline possible,*0894

*so we threw an extra amount of the sodium nitrite, and we use a 60% excess.*0899

*We can put here 1.6.*0904

*You want to make sure you have at least 1 to 2 decimal points here.*0907

*Because sometimes you have just maybe a 10% excess or maybe even a just a 5% excess.*0911

*You want to go out as many decimal points as possible,*0917

*to see whether not you have exactly one equivalent or maybe you do have a little in excess.*0920

*We could do the same thing for the potassium iodide.*0926

*If we divide the 22mmol by the 18mmol, we get 1.2.*0930

*We have 1.2 equivalents of KI, that has a smaller excess, smaller amount of that.*0937

*But still an excess amount, there are some KI leftover but not quite as much.*0944

*We just say a 20% excess of KI is used.*0948

*What is nice about these equivalents is you can look very quickly at this table.*0955

*Rather than looking at all these complicated molar numbers which are very tiny numbers*0962

*and try to figure out what is the ratio of these numbers,*0967

*now you can look at this very quickly and say I used twice as much of the sodium nitrite.*0971

*Maybe I used 10 equivalent, maybe I use a very slight excess 1.2 equivalent.*0976

*This column is very nice, specially if you want to scale up the reaction*0981

*or someone else is going to do the reaction at a different scale.*0986

*Then, they can just use this to say however much 2-bromoaniline,*0989

*I need 1.6 times that many mol of the NaNO₂, and so on.*0993

*The last thing that we had figure out here is our theoretical yield.*1002

*That is how much product can we expect, what is the maximum amount of product we can expect?*1006

*We already know that number in terms of mol.*1011

*But in the end of the day, we are going to have our product in our round bottom flask and we are going to weigh it.*1014

*We are going to find out how many grams we have of that.*1019

*Or maybe by volume, we will find out what volume we have of that.*1020

*We need to calculate that.*1024

*We are going to use that molar amount to calculate this number.*1026

*We are going to have to include units in that because, remember, this amounts column,*1030

*just putting in number 6 here does not mean anything as that 6.*1036

*Kilograms is that 6.*1040

*Liters is that 6, ml, include the units there.*1042

*How do we do that?*1046

*We know we are expecting 0.018 mol of the 2-iodobromobenzene.*1047

*That is the amount that we can make and we know that every 1mol of the 2-iodobromobenzene weighs 263g.*1063

*I’m sorry, 283g.*1075

*Our mol cancel, when we do that math we get 5.1g of product is our theoretically yield.*1078

*That is the maximum amount of product we can get.*1085

*We are going to put that in this table here.*1088

*If we wanted, we can use the density to convert that to volume and get that in volume,*1093

*if you are going to maybe measure it with a graduated cylinder or something.*1102

*Mass is usually the way that we measure how much we have of something.*1105

*Once the reaction is over, we can come back to our reagent table and we can find out what our actual yield is.*1115

*We call that the percent yield of the reaction.*1121

*Now that I have run the reaction, I have isolated my 2-iodobromobenzene.*1124

*I have purified it, I now have it in my flask.*1129

*Now I can report how successful is my reaction.*1133

*How much of my product did I get, compared to the theoretically yield that I was expecting, the maximum amount.*1137

*Let us say we ran the reaction, let us say we isolated 4.3g of product.*1143

*If we isolated 4.3g of product, what is the percent yield that we will report for that reaction?*1156

*We very simply take the actual yield in grams and divide it by the theoretical yield, and we convert it to a percentage.*1161

*It is quite a simple description there.*1170

*4.3 g is the actual, 5.1g was the theoretical.*1175

*When I do that math, I get 0.843 as my decimal number.*1180

*By multiplying that by 100%, it converts that to a percentage, in a yield form.*1187

*We get 84.3.*1194

*Now again, significant figures, to go beyond, you need the three here.*1196

*Just saying 84% yield is probably reasonable but certainly not saying 84.3215.*1201

*Those are not significant numbers.*1207

*This will tell you I was expecting the most that I could have gotten was 5g, but again, at 84% yield.*1210

*Most reactions do not go to 100%.*1216

*Even if they do, by the time you isolate and purify your product, some is lost along the way.*1218

*It is very difficult to get a reaction where you actually get a quantitative yield of the product*1223

*and get 100% yield of the product.*1227

*Whatever you get is what you report.*1231

*You do not want to try and make up a number thinking that this does not look so good.*1233

*A lot of times we will find, a typical student yield for a given reactions, maybe 60%.*1237

*It is okay if you get a number like that.*1243

*You just want to make sure you are reporting the actual yield of whatever your actual yield is.*1245

*Hopefully this helps, you get an idea of how to calculate your reagent table.*1249

*Definitely pay attention to how your particular instructor wants the reagent table set up.*1254

*But given that, hopefully, you have gone through the calculations that will help you successfully navigate it*1259

*and successfully calculate the numbers you need to calculate.*1264

*Good luck with your reactions.*1267

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Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:46 AM

Post by Hector Flores on October 21, 2016

This question is not concerning this lecture...you dont have any lab videos on the grignard lab? :(

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Sat Sep 5, 2015 2:43 PM

Post by David Steele on September 5, 2015

are you going to talk about this. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzyme_kinetics

where can i learn about this.

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Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:07 PM

Post by Akilah Futch on July 22, 2015

Professor, is it possible to calculate Moles if mass(g) is not given, but molarity is given?

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Fri May 1, 2015 1:57 PM

Post by Rene Whitaker on May 1, 2015

Wow, I wish this had been available when I started organic chemistry! I have been watching your other o-chem videos religiously to get me through the lecture class (with A's so far...orgo II final is in 3 days)! Just want to say I am forever grateful to you for the help!!! Unfortunately, I still have less than stellar synthesis skills...sigh.