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Extraction of Trimyristin

if a Student were to recover 2.36g of pure trimyristin from a 12.75g sample of finelyground nutmeg, answer the following questions:

a. what is the experimental recovery in mols of trimyristin from this solid/liquid extraction?

b. if you underwent a saponification reaction (see hydrolysis reaction on page 88) to generate myristic acid and glycerol from the recovered trimyristin from part a, calculate your theoretical yield of myristic acid?

c. if you obtained 1.85g of myristic acid from the saponification reaction, what would be your overall percent yield of myristic acid from this experiment?

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