I am unsure about the difference between warming the solution and heating the solution under reflux in reaction. For example, the reaction from haloalkane to alcohol, some books say warm Naoh but some say heat under reflux ... What's the difference ?
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- Thread Starter
- 06-01-2017 18:43
- 06-01-2017 19:03
warm suggest to me that you are only making the apparatus get warm to a certain temperature which is not high. Heat suggest that you are warming an apparatus to a certain temperature which is high
Reflux is an apparatus which is very hot and you don't need a thermometer so if there was a phrase 'warm in a reflux', it would be a contradiction
Haloalkane to an alcohol is nucleophilic substituition which requires moderate temps. So you would warm youre reagent (in this case it is NaOH) and there is no need for a reflux