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Solutions and Molecular Polarity

  1. Oct 23, 2009 #1
    How would you determine which layer is which without using the densities?
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 24, 2009 #2
    I can think of several ways.

    Boiling point
    freezing point

    But the easiest by far is to just add a drop of water and see which layer it mixes with, since you have an organic layer already saturated with water, and an aqueous layer you can always dilute.
     
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