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Explain why during the recrystallization of p-dibromobenzene the turbidity of the hot solution was used as an indicator for the ratio of ethanol to water used?

ethanol alone is not a good solvent for this substance recrystallization and the compound has a very low solubility in hot or cold water.so ethanol and water are mixed together as solvent for crystallization of p-dibromobenzene that is soluble in the hot solvent mixed.so the turbidity of the hot solution shows the good mixture of ethanol and water as solvent.


When doing a solvent pair recrystallization which of the following pairs will work ethanol and water methylene chloride and water dimethylformamide and diethyl ether?

Definitely not methylene chloride and water as these are not miscible solvents.


Will acetanilide dissolve in hot heptane?

Yes. Heptane is an ideal recrystallization solvent for acetanilide.


Solvent for recrystallization?

A good solvent for recrystallization depends entirely on the polarity of the solid you're trying to purify. For example sodium chloride readily dissolves in water whereas naphthalene dissolves only in nonpolar solvents like hexane. To select a good solvent first consider the polarity of the compound of interest and pick a solvent that has the potential to dissolve it. Next suspend the solid in that solvent. You must pick another solvent if the solid completely dissolves in the selected solvent. Heat the mixture while stirring. If you reach the boiling point of the solvent and the compound hasn't dissolved, you must find a different solvent or add more of the solvent you are currently using. If your solid completely dissolves without too much of the chosen solvent, you have yourself a good solvent for recrystallization. To continue with the recrystallization simply allow the solvent to cool and your solid should precipitate out in the form of crystals. Put it in an ice bath to assist with the precipitation. The latter technique can lead to small crystals or powder. The best way to remedy this is to do a slow recrystallization. To do this you must use two solvents that will evaporate over a long period of time. One solvent must be very volatile and must be able to easily dissolve your compound at room temp. The other must be less volatile and your compound must be insoluble in this solvent. Note that this solvent must have the potential for dissolving the impurities in your compound. To perform the recrystallization, dissolve your compound in the "good" solvent and then add about the same amount of the "bad" solvent. Over a period of time, the "good" solvent should evaporate leaving your crystallized product in the "bad" solvent without any impurities.


What is the disadvantage of having excess solvent during recrystallization?

what is the disadvantage of having excess solvent during recrystalization

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What is a good solvent for recrystallization of sodium benzoate?

none at all. i tried everything.


Explain why during the recrystallization of p-dibromobenzene the turbidity of the hot solution was used as an indicator for the ratio of ethanol to water used?

ethanol alone is not a good solvent for this substance recrystallization and the compound has a very low solubility in hot or cold water.so ethanol and water are mixed together as solvent for crystallization of p-dibromobenzene that is soluble in the hot solvent mixed.so the turbidity of the hot solution shows the good mixture of ethanol and water as solvent.


What property of a particular solute towards a solvent is necessary for recrystallization to occur?

The coolness of the solution causes recrystallization. This is because the solute becomes solid at a higher temperature than the solvent.


Explain why crystallisation would not be suitable for purifying water?

An ideal crystallization solvent should be unreactive, inexpensive, and have low toxicity.It is also important that the solvent have relatively low boiling point as its best if the solvent readily evaporate from the solid once recovered.For most organic compounds, water is not a good recrystallization solvent.


When doing a solvent pair recrystallization which of the following pairs will work ethanol and water methylene chloride and water dimethylformamide and diethyl ether?

Definitely not methylene chloride and water as these are not miscible solvents.


Will acetanilide dissolve in hot heptane?

Yes. Heptane is an ideal recrystallization solvent for acetanilide.


What are the desirable properties of a recrystallization solvent?

One property that a solvent should have to be well suited for recrystallization of a particular compound is high solubility. It should also readily dissolve the organic compound at high temperature and precipitate the compound at low temperature.


Solvent for recrystallization?

A good solvent for recrystallization depends entirely on the polarity of the solid you're trying to purify. For example sodium chloride readily dissolves in water whereas naphthalene dissolves only in nonpolar solvents like hexane. To select a good solvent first consider the polarity of the compound of interest and pick a solvent that has the potential to dissolve it. Next suspend the solid in that solvent. You must pick another solvent if the solid completely dissolves in the selected solvent. Heat the mixture while stirring. If you reach the boiling point of the solvent and the compound hasn't dissolved, you must find a different solvent or add more of the solvent you are currently using. If your solid completely dissolves without too much of the chosen solvent, you have yourself a good solvent for recrystallization. To continue with the recrystallization simply allow the solvent to cool and your solid should precipitate out in the form of crystals. Put it in an ice bath to assist with the precipitation. The latter technique can lead to small crystals or powder. The best way to remedy this is to do a slow recrystallization. To do this you must use two solvents that will evaporate over a long period of time. One solvent must be very volatile and must be able to easily dissolve your compound at room temp. The other must be less volatile and your compound must be insoluble in this solvent. Note that this solvent must have the potential for dissolving the impurities in your compound. To perform the recrystallization, dissolve your compound in the "good" solvent and then add about the same amount of the "bad" solvent. Over a period of time, the "good" solvent should evaporate leaving your crystallized product in the "bad" solvent without any impurities.


What is the disadvantage of having excess solvent during recrystallization?

what is the disadvantage of having excess solvent during recrystalization


Why should the recrystallization solvent have a fairly low boiling point?

the more solvent you use the more of the poorly soluable compound (wich you are trying to crystallise) will be lost when you cool down your solvent. because the soluability at the lower temperature is still not 0 g/l.


Why is water a good solvent for the recrystallization of acetanilide?

Water is a good solvent for the recrystallization of acetanilide only at high temperatures. This process does not work at low temperature water. At high temperatures this is a good solvent because its polarity is neutral and the molecules are rapidly moving around.


What impurity is removed during the recrystallization process?

Only those impurities can be removed which are soluble in solvent used.