I know a little bit about unknown compounds but I am still new to the topic here. I know that you could use filtration, chromatography and distillation. You can also combine the unknown with others to form a compound. And you can measure properties and such and such to figure out what the compound is.
If I were to do this, what should I watch out for, and what would be the best way to proceed? I would appreciate it if you don't go "PhD" on me.
This question will be ambiguous for most people, but I am looking for a general idea and what you would normally do, instead of "what I would do in this situation".