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Why 1-octanol is immiscible with water?

Octan-1-ol is polar due to the presence of the $\ce{-OH}$ group, but it is immiscible with water. How is it possible?
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Different techniques of distillations

I know that fractional distillation is used to separate two liquids that are miscible in one another and have close boiling points. However, I am really confused about vacuum and steam distillation - ...
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Change in pressure or volume of molten salt

I am doing a project in which I fill a cylinder with a volume of $636cm^2$ (made of stainless steel) with molten salt: 60% Sodium Nitrate ($NaNO_3$) and 40% Potassium Nitrate($KNO_3$). The container ...
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What is the carbon dioxide content of a soda can or bottle?

I sort of know how carbonated beverages are carbonated: a lot of $\ce{CO2}$ gets pushed into the liquid, and the container is sealed. There are at least two things I don't know. First, how much carbon ...
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Why does gold react with cyanide and sodium hydroxide

Why does gold react with cyanide and sodium hydroxide and what is the chemical reaction's impact on gold's atomic structure and bonding? What I think is since in the 'flotation' process, when the ...
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How to determine the vapor pressure of a glycerine and propylene glycol mixture?

I am looking to calculate the minimum heat needed to create vapor from a specific mixture. I have a mixture of 60% $\ce{C3H8O3}$ (glycerine) and 40% $\ce{C3H8O2} $ (propylene glycol, ...
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Soy Wax / Corn Syrup

I am trying to mix corn syrup with Soy Wax. Ratio is approximately 90% Soy Wax (in molten state) with 10% Corn Syrup but they are not miscible. Does anyone know of some type of "emulsifier" that could ...
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How to separate KCl from NaCl and MgCl2?

Having mixed powder of $\ce{KCl}$, $\ce{NaCl}$, and $\ce{MgCl2}$ (and, perhaps, some crap), how can the components be separated?
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Size of dispersed phase particles in colloid?

I am really confused about what the size of particles of dispersed phase in a colloid is: one of my textbook says its between $1 - 100nm$, another says its between $1-1000nm$, and Wikipedia says its ...
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Gold nanoparticles in a water/oil environment

I am currently investigating the assembly of gold nanoparticles in a mixture of water and oil. The thing is the following: If we have gold nanoparticles (35nm diameter) dispersed in water and we put ...
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How to determine a Reynolds number for mixture of 2 liquids

I'm experimenting with synthesis in microreactors and I'm using 2 reactants. I'd like to estimate the Reynolds number of the flow containing two miscible fluids. I have the values of their properties ...
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Is this relation in case of a mixture of ideal gases valid?

I came across the following relation in a book(written as a fact, with no proof), for a mixture of ideal gases both at the same pressure and temperature. The final volume of the mixture of gases ...
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What is the difference between a mixture and a composed substance?

The question is pretty much the one in the title!
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Stir bar size and volume to stir

I'm looking for a table showing which size of bar to use for a given volume to stir. Or a formula if there is one.
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What household substances could be distilled

I'm looking to experiment with distillation to have a basis for understanding the theory slightly better, and get a better feel for it. I'm hoping for some suggestions as to what I could try ...
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Why water can't mix with oil or cooking oil?

Why water can't mix with oil or cooking oil (both saturated and unsaturated)?
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How does oobleck work?

Oobleck is basically a mixture of cornstarch and water. It has the interesting property of going hard when pressure is applied. For example, it feels like a liquid when you swirl your fingers through ...
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Is enthalpy additive in mixing?

When mixing two fluids of different composition at constant pressure when no heat can escape, is the enthalpy additive? If not, how to compute the enthalpy of the mixture resulting from mixing two ...
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Why do any impurities lower the melting point of an isolated substance?

It is known that impurities in a desired isolated product lower the melting point of the mixture, even if the impurities melting point is much higher than the desired product. Why is that?