Asked Sep 17, 2019

each of your extractions uses methylene chloride as the organic solvent. will your organic layer be on the top or bottom layer during your extraction


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Separatory funnel helps in separating the two immiscible solvents. The two layers are formed by these solvents are known as organic layer and aqueous layer. The layer at the top would have lower density and the other one with higher density would be at the bottom.

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Methylene chloride is a halogenated organic solvent. Organic solvents usually float on top but the exceptions are halogenated organic solvents. The de...

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