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Separating a 1:1 mixture of solid sugar and solid sodium benzoate

Assuming that sugar is soluble in water and not most organic solvents, list the steps in order that you would take for separating a 1:1 mixture of solid sugar and solid sodium benzoate. Your available reagents (not all of which have to be used) are: concentrated HCl, 1M NaOH, Et2O, H2O, and Na2SO4.

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Na benzoate is basic in nature as it is conjugate base of benzoic acid and also it is soluble in water, as sugar is also soluble in water, the thing here we can consider is the basic nature of Na benzoate.

Concentrated HCl is a strong acid and ...

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This solution outlines the steps to separating a 1:1 mixture of solid sugar and solid sodium benzoate.

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