Issues with VCL 4-1 Organic Synthesis

There seems to be issues with VCL 4-1 Solvolysis. I cannot isolate the alcohol. I tried adding NaOH to neutralize the HCl and ether. Suggestions?

For some reason neutralizing with NaOH doesn’t get rid of the HCl. You’ll need to do a distillation. Advancing the clock 10 minutes was enough to distill over the product.

hmmm… I tried to distill. Will try again.

there were also no spots on the TLC during any part of the experiment.

I saw the same thing. Apparently that’s ok! “Small molecules or volatile molecules don’t show up.”

That makes sense! Thank you!