Question #f94f6

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Aug 8, 2016

Answer:

This enters the realm of formulation chemistry.

Explanation:

So to your question. I assume that generations of chemists (and schoolboys) have investigated this reaction (I know I certainly did!), and found that the ideal formulation was as you specify. In other words this is an experimental result. But to a first approx. 65:35 is not that much different than 17:6.

As a matter of interest, I tried to do this reaction last year with my A2 class. I am still signing COSHH forms and providing risk assessments; my enthusiasm for the experiment has waned a bit.