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Homework Help: Maximum Percent Recovery?

  1. Sep 23, 2009 #1
    One gram of salicylic acid dissolves in 460 mL of water at room temperature and 15 mL of boiling water. What is the maximum percent recovery that can be achieved using water as a recrystallization solvent assuming the recrystallization mixture is not cooled below room temp.?

    So I assumed we use 15 mL water. So all the solvent dissolves. The solvent is then lowered to room temperature and 15/460=3.26%.

    Total Yield=100%-3.26%=96.7% approx.

    Does that look right?
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  3. Sep 23, 2009 #2


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    Looks correct to me. Good job.
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