Organic Mixture's Boiling Point

In summary, the boiling point of an organic mixture is the temperature at which the liquid converts into a gas. It is determined by heating the mixture and measuring the first appearance of gas. Factors such as composition, pressure, and impurities can affect the boiling point. Knowing the boiling point is important for assessing composition and purity, and can also aid in separation processes. The boiling point can be altered by changing the composition or pressure, and through techniques such as distillation and evaporation.
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If one has a mixture of borneol (standard bp: 210 C) and verbenone (standard bp: 227.5 C), would the mixture's boiling point theoretically be the average of the two (218.75 C), or is there something else I have to take into consideration (vapor pressure)?

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Raoult's law and the Antoine equation would be a good place to start.
 
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What's the molar volumes of the alcohol and the ketone?
 

What is the definition of organic mixture's boiling point?

An organic mixture's boiling point is the temperature at which the liquid mixture will convert into a gas phase. It is a characteristic physical property of a substance and can vary depending on the composition of the mixture.

How is the boiling point of an organic mixture determined?

The boiling point of an organic mixture is typically determined by heating the mixture in a closed container and measuring the temperature at which the first bubble of gas appears. This temperature is known as the boiling point.

What factors can affect the boiling point of an organic mixture?

The boiling point of an organic mixture can be affected by several factors, including the composition of the mixture, the atmospheric pressure, and the presence of impurities. Additionally, intermolecular forces and molecular weight can also play a role in determining the boiling point.

Why is knowing the boiling point of an organic mixture important?

The boiling point of an organic mixture is an important physical property that can provide valuable information about the composition and purity of the mixture. It can also be used to determine the best method for separating different components of the mixture.

Can the boiling point of an organic mixture be altered?

Yes, the boiling point of an organic mixture can be altered by changing the composition of the mixture or by adjusting the atmospheric pressure. Certain techniques, such as distillation and evaporation, can also be used to manipulate the boiling point for separation purposes.

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