Why is it possible to use dimethyl ether as a solvent for extraction of benzoic acid and not dioxane?
The Attempt at a Solution
I'm thinking that it's because dioxane has more of a hydrophobic character since it has many carbons, but then wouldn't this make it a good solvent since benzoic acid has many carbons also? This question doesn't seem hard, I'm just a little stumpped and looking for a little tip. Thanks :)