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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

what are the properties of a good extraction solvent?

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    This depends entirely on the thing you are extracting. You should look for solubility.

    Lets say you want to extract two items in a solution( a and b).

    a and b will have different solubility so you would want to find a solvent that will "take away" one of the items and leave the other item alone.

    Temperature is also another factor, but it is less important than solubility.

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