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design a procedue to separate a mixture that contains menthol,ethanol and 1 pentanol. explain with references to intermolecular forces why your procedure is effective for seperation this mixture

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    Look up the boiling points for methanol, ethanol, and 1-pentanol and see if they are candidates to be seaprated by fractional distillation.

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    The question asks about separating menthol (not methanol), ethanol and 1 pentanol.

    These can be separated by fractional distillation as the boiling points are widely spaced.

    menthol 216C
    ethanol 78C
    1-pentanol 137C

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