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A 0.100 gram sample of phthalic acid was dissolved in 100 mL of water. When 25 of diethyl ether was used to extract the phthalic acid, 0.042 grams of phthalic acid re recovered. What is the distribution coefficient for this extraction Kp? 

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Step 1

Given data:

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Step 2

The distribiution coefficient for the given extraction is calculated as shown below.

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Step 3

Substitute the given data in equation (I) to calculate distribiution coefficient.

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