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A sample of Compound X is analyzed and found to have a melting point range of 110-120 °C. Would you try to purify it further to get a sharper melting point? Why or why not?

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    Yes. The compound in question seems to contain impurities, you usually are shooting for a melting point range of 1 to 2°C. This is five times the recommended range.

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