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Posted by on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 5:25pm.

In the extraction of an organic compound from a dilute aqueous solution, will the organic solvent form the uppoer or lower layer when each of the following solvent is used?
a. chloroform
b. cyclohexane
c. heptane
d. dichloromethane

  • chemistry - , Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 5:38pm

    I would look up the density of the solvents. I would assume a density of 1.00 g/cc for water since the problem specifies a dilute solution, then compare the density of the solvent with the density of water. Density greater than water the solvent sinks. Density lower than water the solvent floats.

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