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separation inquiry
« on: November 21, 2004, 01:27:35 AM »
Greetings everyone!

I have a question regarding the separation of toluene, aniline and benzoic acid which I encountered in the GRE Chemistry exam.  What separation technique will be the best way to isolate these compounds?  Choices are" GC-MS, anion exchange resin, cation exchange resin, and 2 qualitative chemical tests which I already forgot.  My friend says that they can be differentiated through qualitative chemical tests.  Is he correct?

Hope to receive replies from u guys.  Thanks so much.

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Re:separation inquiry
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2004, 02:06:41 AM »
GC-MS

You would use cation exchange to seperate cations & anion exchange to seperate anions. Because you have a mixture of anion, cation (aniline) and a neutral toluene the best choice is GC-MS.
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