Tag : Solvent Extraction

Separating Acids and Neutral Compounds by Solvent Extraction

Written by Robert Purpose:  To use solvent extraction techniques to separate a mixture consisting of a carboxylic acid, a phenol, and a neutral compound and to determine the melting points of said chemicals. Description: For this experiment, we used the following materials: (4) 100 mL beakers, 400 mL beaker with ice, Buchner funnel, 125 mL Erlenmeyer Flask, 250 mL filter flask, filter paper, glass stirring rod, 25 mL graduated cylinder, hot plate, melting point capillary tubes, disposable pipets, pH test […]

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; […]