What happens if you combine chloroform and ether? (This is part of an assignment so don't be alarmed).

1 Answer
Mar 7, 2018

Answer:

No alarm...we didn't think you were refining coca...

Explanation:

Chloroform and diethyl ether are MISCIBLE solvents....they should be miscible in all concentrations. Often when you recrystallize an organic solute you can use a powerful solvent (i.e. chloroform) layered or mixed with a less powerful solvent, (i.e. diethyl ether or pentane). Of course, when you dispose of the mixed solvent it should go into chlorinated waste.....