1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Why is ethanol a bad choice for recrystallization of phthalic acid? 2. The attempt at a solution I know phthalic acid is very soluble in water, so water is a great candidate to recrystallize phthalic acid. I also know water and ethanol are not miscible. But I don't know how to properly answer this question. Please help.