1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using ether as an extraction solvent?
2. Why must the stopper at the top of the separatory funnel be removed before liquid can be withdrawn through the stopcock?
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1. The density of ether is less than 1. It forms separate layers with aqueous solutions, it has limited solubility in water (Ether is sparingly soluble in water (6.9 g/100 mL).
2. Ethers are aprotic polar solvents which dissolves most of the organic compounds
3. The melting point of ethers are negative ...
This solution provides a detailed description of the advantages and disadvantages of ether in solvent extraction. The solvent extraction is the process of the separation of organic compounds using a solvent system. Additionally, this solution explains why the stopper at the top of the separatory funnel must be removed before liquid can be withdrawn through the stopcock.