chemistry

posted by .

Im doing my lab report about steam distillation?
and its asking me how i can tell if the two compounds i steam distilled are pure. but im not sure how to tell? i mean is the volatile or the nonvolatile compound the pure compound? or maybe the boiling point is what tells me if its pure? please help!

  • chemistry -

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_distillation

  • chemistry -

    thanks, but didn't really find the answer to my question...

  • chemistry -

    You could definately check the boiling points to see if they are pure but that would kind of defeat the purpose of steam distillation. What compounds are you working with? Could you do some other test?

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Eugenol

    I isolated eugenol from cloves in the lab using extraction and steam distillation but we did not do infrared. The lab report question is: Description of Method. I'm not sure what to put. We prepared the spice, did steam distillation, …
  2. chemistry-help

    Why does an organic mixture being distilled using steam distillation never rise above 100 degrees Celsius?
  3. chemistry- Dr.Bob, can you help me out please?

    If I had two unknown chemicals (in solid form) mixed together, how could I go about identifying the individual components of the mixture?
  4. Thermodynamics

    a rigid vessel of volume 1m(^3) contains steam at 20bar and 400 degrees Celcius. The vessel is cooled until the steam is just dry saturated. Calculate the mass of steam in the vessel, the final pressure of the steam and the heat rejected …
  5. chemistry

    How can you tell if two compounds that you steam distilled are pure?
  6. organic chemistry

    Why is steam distillation rather than a simple distillation used to isolate eugenol?
  7. organic chem

    A mixture of ethyl iodide (b.p. 72.3) and water boils at 63.7 C. What weight of ethyl iodide would be carried over by 1 gm of steam during steam distillation
  8. Socials: invention

    what inventions came before the steam engine?
  9. Physics

    1. The total enthalpy of 15.000kg of steam at 2250.000kPa is 34191.510kJ. Determine the dryness of the steam. ANS = % Not sure where to start. I need a little help please. I do have a chart with the properties of saturated steam. Thank …
  10. Thermodynamics

    1. The total enthalpy of 15.000kg of steam at 2250.000kPa is 34191.510kJ. Determine the dryness of the steam. ANS = % Not sure where to start. I need a little help please. I do have a chart with the properties of saturated steam. Thank …

More Similar Questions