I am working with two solids and I know that they are benzophenone (s)(ketone) and salicylic acid (s) (carboxylic acid). I am curious to know what is/are the best method of extraction and purification?
In other words, would extraction be the only method that these two can be separated because one is neutral and the other is an acid?
Also, what kind of qualitative test/s can you use for salicylic acid? I mean I understand that the acid/base test is most commonly used but can you use it again to test for -COOH functional group?
Apologizes for the questions but not being able to physically see this makes this 10X hard basing this off of hypotheticals.