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Acetanilide solubility

  1. Oct 25, 2012 #1
    Hey guys.

    Really amateurish question but I just wanted to check something. I was doing an experiment a little while ago and from what I recall my acetanilide sample was soluble in petroleum ether but I just read somewhere that some other fellow got a result suggesting it is insoluble. So my question is is it soluble? I know it dissolved fairly happily in ether but I don't want to make any assumptions.
     
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  3. Oct 25, 2012 #2

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    Petroleum ether or diethyl ether?
     
  4. Oct 25, 2012 #3
    I know for certain that it is soluble in diethyl ether but uncertain for pet. ether.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2012 #4

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    Very sparingly soluble in pet ether.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2012 #5
    Thanks.

    When I did the test the sample was quite small and the pet ether in excess so that could explain why my sample dissolved in its entirety?
     
  7. Oct 27, 2012 #6

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    I don't think so. It's more likely that the sample was so small you lost sight of it.
     
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