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

1 Answer
Mar 7, 2018


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


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.....