• ayansewa adeleke separating techniques
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    how can we separate Mixture of Hexane and Water?
    24 December 2010Comment
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    • andy chuks You can use separating funnel to separate hexane and water because they are immiscible liquids.

      - pour the mixture in a Stoppered separating funnel; the denser liquid (water) will go below and hexane will be above.
      - open the tap in the separating funnel very little and let the water run into a container.
      - monitor it and turn off the tap once the water has run into the container; this will leave hexane in the funnel and the water in the container.

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