While diluting the aqueous solution of salt ,a student by mistake added ethanol(b.pt.-78 degrees celsius) . which technique can be used to recover it? explain

Asked by Bachittar Singh | 14th Nov, 2013, 06:05: PM

Expert Answer:

The two liquid components can be separated using distillation method. The mixture of salt solution and ethanol is placed in a distillation flask and heated. On heating, ethanol with the boiling point of 78°C vapourises first and condenses in the recovery flask and thus can be collected. Salt solution with higher boiling point of 108.7 °C is left in the distillation flask.

Answered by Karishma Kapoor | 18th Nov, 2013, 12:25: PM

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