Ceric Ammonium Nitrate Test: Which compound contains alcohol?

Join Dr. Ali to discover how to use the ceric ammonium nitrate test to detect alcohols. Deduce which of our two samples contains alcohol groups by performing the test yourself!

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Practice makes perfect! In this simulation you will learn how to perform the ceric ammonium nitrate test for alcohols on two different samples. You will begin by attempting to process the samples through the test by yourself, although you can always ask for help from your trusty lab assistants: Dr. Ali and Dr. One. Will you perform the test correctly? Determine the Alcoholic Sample Familiarize yourself with your lab and identify the relevant reagent you will use from the chemicals provided. Perform the ceric ammonium nitrate test on our two mystery samples. By observing a change in color, determine which sample contains alcohol. Stuck? Dr. One and Dr. Ali will help you with any theory or practical questions throughout. Perform the ceric ammonium nitrate test Learn how to process food samples through the ceric ammonium nitrate test as if you were in a lab! Don’t worry about making mistakes; in this lab we can reset the workbench with the press of a button! You can always ask for step-by-step guidance from Dr. Ali and Dr. One if you get stuck. After performing the steps correctly you will get a colorful result! Interpret the results Combine the theory of the ceric ammonium nitrate test with your observations to interpret your results Which compound tested positive for alcohols?

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