Hi, In the isopentyl acetate synthesis from acetic acid and isopentyl alcohol, what do you extract it with? All the things I've read online say to extract with water, then 2x sodium bicarbonate, then saturated NaCl. However, the procedure we are supposed to modify this from is different. In the synthesis of methyl benzoate, we extracted first with saturated NaCl, then with everything else the same as above. Is it necessary to extract teh isopentyl acetate first with sat. NaCl? What most optimizes yield (1st priority) and purity (2nd priority) Please help!!!