Hi, I think this is a simple enough question for all the chemists out there~ but for me it's tough... :( so we did a simple distillation experiment. We were given an unknown alcohol to identify. I found the boiling point to be about 89degrees which matched the boiling point of the '1-propanol + water'. Now... what else is there to explain to prove that it was indeed that alcohol???? my first drop of distillate was obtained at around 89degrees and my last one was obtained at around 92.5ish... and the initial volume was 5ml whereas the final was like 3.7ish? - -;; and the liquid that was left in the container; the one that wasn't dissolved; turned to pink! What I think is that of course it matches the boiling point, that's one reason and also since it has a relatively high boiling point, it shows that it's less volatile, so it needed more heat to distill?? What else is there to discuss??? Please help in analyzing this situation...!!! Thanks!!