I have a lab assignment that the instructor gave us an unknown mixture of 3 organic compunds (2 liquids and a solid dissolved in them). we have to separate them and identify them. I was thinking a microscale distillation... any helpful suggestions on how to proceed will receive a thumbs-up. this is an organic 2 lab if u find that relevant.
Separation of Organic Mixtures
As an organic chemist, the majority of my time is spent separating compounds, as it is easy to mix chemicals and reagents together to produce new compounds but separating them from each other and working out their structures takes time and effort. However, there are a large number of methods, procedures and techniques that have been developed to help the frustrated chemist.
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The first thing I would suggest is to separate the solid compound from the two liquids. To do this, use a standard distillation technique...
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Learn about how distillation works by studying its process and procedures. See the distillation apparatus and learn the function of each of its parts.