what are the properties of a good extraction solvent?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.