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Solvent Extraction Utilized to Separate an Organic Mixture

Written by Karl Aim/Purpose This lab is designed to give the student an understanding of laboratory techniques utilized to isolate a certain compound form impurities or mixture of substances. Solvent extraction utilizes the solubility characteristics of organic substances to separate compounds from the various mixtures. Furthermore, Thin Layer Chromatography helps the student identify the mobility of different compounds as well as the purity of the isolated compounds. Theory The solvent extraction process is composed of three main steps: dissolving the compound; […]