Barbara D.

asked • 10/05/17

When compound A is partitioned between equal volumes of methylene chloride and water

When compound A is partitioned between equal volumes of methylene chloride and water one finds that the partition coefficient is equal to 1. This means that the compound happens to be equally soluble in the two solvents and at equilibrium exactly 50% of the compound will be in each phase if their volumes are equal. If this were the case, how may separate extractions would be required with methylene chloride to successfully extract 98% of the compound from the aqueous layer. (Note assume you will extract x mL of aqueous solution with some number of x mL portions of methylene chloride). Show your work below.

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