posted by N on .
Design a procedure to separate a mixture of alcohols containing methanol, ethanol, 1-pentanol. Explain, with references to intermolecular forces, why this separation method is effective in this situation.
I don't know that this would work (which is why you need to look up the info) but my first quess would be fractional distillation due to the boiling point differences. Look up the boiling points and see if they can be separated that way; that's easily explained with intermolecular forces.