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How To Make Phenolphthalein?

Phenolphthalein is a chemical compound that can be used to test for the presence of an alkaline solution. The chemical formula for phenolphthalein is C20H14O4S. It has a molecular weight of 338.278 g/mol and a density of 1.15 g/cm3. Phenolphthalein is a white solid that can be dissolved in water and alcohol, but it does not dissolve in ether or benzene.

Phenolphthalein was first synthesized by German chemists Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff in 1858. It was originally developed as an indicator for pH levels in solutions; however, it has since been used as a laxative and as a stain remover for clothing stains such as blood and coffee.

How To Make Phenolphthalein In A Lab

In order to make phenolphthalein at home, you will need access to certain chemicals and equipment such as sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sulfuric acid (H2SO4). You should also wear protective clothing such as goggles, gloves and long sleeves when making this acid because it can burn your skin or eyes if you get any on them. You should also use rubber gloves instead.

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