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Suppose you have just synthesized heptanoic acid from

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Problem 4P

Suppose you have just synthesized heptanoic acid from heptan-1-ol. The product is contam-

inated by sodium dichromate, sulfuric acid, heptan-1-ol, and possibly heptanal. Explain how

you would use acid–base extractions to purify the heptanoic acid. Use a chart, like that in

Figure 20-3, to show where the impurities are at each stage.

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