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Reactions (organic) - how do I know whether the reaction conditions are "room temp", "warm" or "heat, reflux"??
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It depends on the question, usually they will tell whether the 'compound is reacted in room temperature' for example, or else that would suggests you to work the enthalpy change.

The question will also provide if the 'chemicals are heated under reflux' term as well, at that point you have to work out what it's telling you to do. This can be applied to haloalkanes and alcohols in organic chemistry.
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Reactions (organic) - how do I know whether the reaction conditions are "room temp", "warm" or "heat, reflux"??
Usually, if you warm any organic reagents, they will evaporate and you will lose them unless you reflux-i.e. use a condenser in the vertical position so the volatile compounds condense and fall back in to the flask.
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