1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data You are given a sample of cinnamon oil with some kerosene oil dissolved in it.Propose a method to determine atleast approximately the percentage of kerosene oil present in this sample,by volume. N.B. 1) you are provided with facilities for various types of distillation 2) Clue :1. think of the chemical nature of the principal constituents of cinnamon oil. 2. Recollect that eugenol is a phenol and that camphor is a ketone 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution OK,so cinnamon oil has, 1.cinnamaldehyde (an aldehyde) 2.eugenol (a phenol) 3.camphor (a ketone) and kerosene oil is just a long chain hydrocarbon we get during petroleum refining ? First ,I thought of adding Brady's reagent to the sample.Then cinnamaldehyde and camphor would settle down as orange precipitates? Then we're left with eugenol and kerosene.I think all phenols are solids unless they are dissolved in a base,but here we're using cinnamon oil so I don't really know how I'm supposed to seperate kerosene oil from eugenol.Would adding an acid like HCl work(to neutralise the base,maybe?)? and how does distillation help?