Microscale Chemistry - The oxidation of cyclohexanol by nitric acid


In this experiment you will be oxidising cyclohexanol using nitric acid. In this reaction the nitric acid breaks open the six-carbon ring to form the dicarboxylic acid, 1,6-hexanedioic acid (adipic acid). Whereas cyclohexanol is a liquid, 1,6-hexanedioic acid (adipic acid) is a solid and you can measure its melting point.

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