The rates of dehydration of ethyl alcohol of 95 per cent strength by calcium oxide were determined at 15°, 45°, and 78°. By two successive treatments for two months each with lime at room temperature, the alcohol was found to be dehydrated in a satisfactory manner. The same result was found to be accomplished at 45° by two treatments of one week each. In neither case is refluxing necessary.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1932 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Liggett, Thomas H. and Dykstra, Kenneth
"A Convenient Method for the Laboratoy Preparation of Absolute Ethyl Alcohol,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 39(1), 160-160.
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