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Homework Help: Naphthalene

Posted by Sheryl on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 11:28pm.

Question: You are about to purify an impure sample of naphthalene by column chromatography. What solvent should you use to elute the sample?

My answer: Naphthalene is very nonpolar so a very nonpolar solvent like hexane should be used.

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