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Posted by on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 12:38pm.

How would you separate a mixture of equal amount of dibenalacetone a neutral compound and benzoic acid an acidic compound?

  • chemistry - , Monday, October 1, 2012 at 2:44pm

    I wonder if you meant to write dibenzalacetone? Add an organic solvent and NaHCO3 solution. Extract. The sodium salt of benzoic acid comes out in the water layer; the neutral compound stays in the organic layer.

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