By mistake, an alcohol (boiling point 97°C)


By mistake, an alcohol (boiling point 97°C) was mixed with a hydrocarbon (boiling point 68°C). Suggest a suitable method to separate the two compounds. Explain the reason for your choice.


We can separate the mixture by steam distillation. Both alcohol and hydrocarbon don’t have much difference in the boiling point. Steam distillation is particularly used for the purification of temperature-sensitive material.

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