Questions tagged [solvents]

A liquid, solid, or gas that dissolves another solid, liquid, or gaseous solute, resulting in a solution that is soluble in a certain volume of solvent at a specified temperature.

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What is the effect of adding organic solvent to the surface charge of polymer?

I'm doing a research where I control the surface charge of graphene oxide in pH 10, and will give high negative surface charge due to deprotonation. but what if I replace the water with organic ...
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How do you separate microcrystalline cellulose from amino acids in a powder mixture?

I am looking to separate out the microcrystalline cellulose that has been mixed in with amino acids in a powder mixture. I have tried suspending the powder mixture in water and then filtering out the ...
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Leaving group ability and solvent's effect

Regarding leaving groups and solvent effects (SN1 and SN2 reactions), I would like to ask some questions. As the nucleophilic character is also influenced by the solvents, there is some indication (to ...
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Will toluene vapors damage a mirror made from PETG?

I'm working on a project for work and trying to avoid using an acrylic mirror because I know that doesn't hold up well against toluene, but I'm wondering if a mirror made out of PETG would?
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Can a solvent be a solid?

Can a solvent be a solid? I do not think so. But is it possible for a solvent to be a solid?
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Determining solvent and solute [closed]

On which conditions does determining solvent depend on? 1. the higher boiling indicates the solvent the material with the higher concentration is the solvent the solvent is kept first in a pot. ...
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Can a solvent be a gas? [closed]

Does a solvent have to be liquid ? Can it be a gas? For example, if we release a gas in a room, it spreads out into the air. Can we call air a solvent here?
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Does the amount of solvent interaction energy depend on the absolute gas phase energy?

I've been performing Gaussian 16 DFT optimization and single-point energy calculations on different conformers of a rather large organic molecule. My first series of calculations was without solvent ...
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Covering conformers in a molecular modelling; consider them as a static entity or work with modelling shifts as well?

I am currently working with a molecular docking project, examining potential affinities of a solvent on a protein in an assay to evaluate potential error margin. The solvent is cyclohexanol (referred ...
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How is carbon-halogen bond broken during Finkelstein reaction?

Finkelstein reaction is a halogen exchange reaction between haloalkane and a salt of a different halogenide: $$\ce{R−CH2−Cl + KI -> R−CH2−I + KCl}$$ From an answer of a previous question: As ...
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Why do azeotropes boil at constant temperature? [closed]

As given in the Wikipedia page, An azeotrope (/əˈziːəˌtroʊp/) or a constant boiling point mixture is a mixture of two or more liquids whose proportions cannot be altered or changed by simple ...
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Do aprotic solvents “slow down” SN1 reactions?

SOLVENT EFFECTS. Predict if using the polar, non-protic, solvent N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF, $\ce{Me2NC(=O)H})$ will speed up or slow down the following reactions and BRIEFLY justify your answers. a) ...
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Could metal hydride storage tanks for hydrogen store helium as well, given their repective atomic radii? [closed]

With atomic radii very similar, could helium dissolve into metallic foam about as well as hydrogen, thus making metal hydrite hydrogen tanks suitable for helium as well?
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Solubility of alcohols in non-polar solvents

The solubility of an alcohol in a non-polar solvent (like hexane) increases with size of the alcohol, as the non-polar chain increases. However, as the chain keeps increasing, will the solubility ...
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Decarboxylation of THCA during CO2 Extraction of Cannabis

We have a strange problem. We are performing CO2 extraction on cannabis and we are seeing considerable decarboxylation of THCA to THC. We have high quality temperature sensors at the heat exchangers, ...
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Suspension liquid for ferrofluid that makes it float [closed]

I am currently devising a project to create a kinetic sculpture, similar to Sachiko Kodama. Does anyone know any suspension liquids that when applied, the ferrofluid floats on top?
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Find drugs that have a particular solvent in a database [closed]

Is there a database where I can filter drugs for animal/human use by what ingredients/solvents they have? I'm specifically looking for all the drugs with a specific solvent/chemical compound.
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What are common solvent removal methods?

In a laboratory setting, the most common solvent removal method is rotary vacuum distillation. This is something I have performed many times, starting in organic chemistry labs. However, I am ...
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Molarity of two solutions

Question: Two solutions of ethanol marked as X and Y are labeled as 25% ethanol by mass and 25% ethanol by volume respectively. If the density of solution Y is 0.789 g/mL and that of solution X is 0....
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Are Hansen solubility parameters available for inorganic salts or ionic molecules?

Are Hansen solubility parameters available for inorganic salts or ionic molecules (e.g. potassium oleate, potassium stearate, sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate (AOT), sodium dodecyl benzol sulfonate (SDBS)...
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How will the dielectric constant of water change when ethyl acetate is added?

How will the dielectric constant of water change when ethyl acetate is added? The $\mathrm{p}K_a$ value of weak acids in aprotic solvents will be lower than in protic solvents because the dielectric ...
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Reaction of alpha-naphthol with benzyl iodide [duplicate]

In preparation for Olympiad, I faced this question: $\alpha$ naphthoxide ion (analogue to phenoxide ion) is reacted with benzyl iodide in two different mediums: $(i)$ DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) $(ii)$ ...
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Solvent for reaction mixture

I'm looking for some suitable solvent for ether cleavage of Guaiacol (o-Methoxyphenol) using aluminium triiodide ($\ce{AlI3}$) with $\ce{DMSO}$. The original paper calls for using hot acetonitrile as ...
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Acetone-resistant clear plastic

Is there a plastic that's clear, acetone resistant, and ideally sold in sheet stock that's ~1/8" or 1/4" thick? Both acrylic and polycarbonate are out, they turn cloudy on contact with acetone. I ...
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Will dissolving pure linseed oil in ethanol decrease its drying time?

I've looked at some material on the internet and it says that pure linseed oil can take months to dry completely unless a solvent is added, which decreases that time to a few days. I'm wary of ...
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Polymers which are miscible in oil

Can someone suggest me a list of polymers or some paper where I may find polymers that are soluble in oils like silicon oil, mustard oil, coconut oil, bean oil or petroleum ether, etc.?
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measuring the pKa of acetic acid in mixtures of water and methanol(changing percentage)

My goal is to measure the pKa of acetic acid in different mixtures of water and methanol, in which the proportion by weight of methanol will be changed. How can I measure the pH of this solution? Is ...
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Epoxide with solvent vs with water

The answer given is an epoxide. But is an epoxide stable at room temperature? And also epoxides tend to open in presence of water. Even if methyl alcohol is treated as a solvent, then too methyl ...
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How does acetone remove pencil marks?

In another question it was noted that acetone is a useful solvent for removing pencil marks from wood surfaces. (Source: https://woodworking.stackexchange.com/a/1870/763) I'm used to acetone being ...
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How to recover C18 column after prolonged exposure to phosphate buffer?

A colleague of mine who occasionally does HPLC in a biochemistry lab discovered that a C18 column was not properly flushed after the previous experiment. It appears that the column was stored for ...
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What can I use to remove print from hard surfaces?

I have a lot of profile products with the logotype of the company handing them out printed on them. In some situations I don't like to show these logos. However, it is stupid to bin working products ...
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Does clove oil/eugenol interact with nylon type plastics?

So I am aware that the eugenol in clove oil readily melts #6 type plastic (polystyrene). Polypropylene has a higher resistance, while HDPE type plastics seem to have the highest resistance. My main ...
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Why are alkali metal compounds like sodium hydride or sodium amide strong bases but weak nucleophiles?

I understand why compounds such as $\ce{NaH}$ or $\ce{NaNH2}$ are weak nucleophiles: as they aren't very soluble in organic solvents, they react only on the clusters' surface. But why are they strong ...
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Method to find out the amount of solvent replaced by another solvent

So I am performing a relatively simple coprecipitation experiment to synthesize ceramics. All my precursors are in aqueous solutions. But due to the high surface tension of water, drying the water is ...
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Can triethylene glycol be used to remove polypropylene from the die during the glycol bath process?

We use the glycol bath die cleaning process in order to clean our die which are used to extrude materials from PBT and PET. Can triethylene glycol be used in order to clean a die containing ...
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Can compounds dissolved in different miscible solvents react?

For example, can crystal iodine dissolved in ethanol react with sodium thiosulfate dissolved in water when mixed together?
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How many times should I run a solvent extration experiment through?

For advanced higher chemistry project, I am extracting cinnamaldehyde from cinnamon via first steam distillation and then solvent extraction using hexane. I'll be adding sodium chloride to the water/...
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Dissolving plastic resin without damaging aluminium surface

I have an aluminium surface covered with some plastic, which I intend to dissolve in order to clean the surface. On the note for the plastic I have applied, it says that it contains the following: 2-...
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Methylammonium lead(II) iodide perovskites in bulk form

I am trying to obtain $\ce{(MA)PbI3}$ as a bulk powder using lead(II) iodide and methylammonium iodide as precursors. I have not yet tried simply mixing the two in methanol/ethanol and removing the ...
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Polystyrene properties after dissolved by acetone

Polystyrene plastic can be dissolved in acetone. I would like to understand: If the dissolved polystyrene will take-out of the acetone and becomes solid again (after all the acetone evaporates), will ...
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Molybdenum ditelluride (MoTe2) single and few-layer liquid exfoliation? [closed]

In 2D nanomaterials like Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMD) exfoliated using liquid exfoliation methods, the solvent will play an important role in determining the final thickness and quality of ...
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Could I make a lava lamp using diluted oil paint for the blobby part?

So, on a whim I decided to try making a lava lamp for my roommate. I know that lava lamps are made with dyed water/salt water and a trade secret mix of paraffin/wax/dye/heavy solvent that is just ...
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Ingredients for cleaning optical elements

I have recently purchased a cleaning solution for precision optics which has the following ingredients (amounts were not specified): Ethyl Alcohol Methylethylketon Aqua Diethyl Ether Isopropyl ...
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Why polar aprotic solvents don't surround negatively charged nucleophiles?

Protic solvents can form a tight shell around a nucleophile. But what's stopping any polar solvent from doing so? Shouldn't a polar solvent surround negatively charged $\ce{F-}$ with its partially ...
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How does acetone help to make a liquid cleaner stronger? [closed]

Acetone, as a solvent, seems to behave somewhat different than other solvents. It seems to solve things other unpolar solvents do not. For example, I have two cleaner sprays from the same brand, and ...
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Methanol mixed with varsol [closed]

If I have varsol in a tank and methanol is put into the same tank will methanol rise to the top or will it separate? Or will it mix together ?
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Organic solvent for cleaning autosampler syringe

I work in a laboratory where gas chromatography is used extensively. We handle phthalates. What are the possible wash solvent for autosampler syringe? I've been using acetone.
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What solvents can solve aromatic urethane resins?

Do you have any information about chemical resistance of hexa-functional aromatic urethane acrylate? I want to know what solvents can solve aromatic urethane resins.
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Are hydroxides soluble in each other?

Let's say I have molten potassium hydroxide and then I add some Calcium hydroxide. I imagine, since there are hydroxide groups floating around, it would be energetically neutral for the calcium ions ...
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Will acetone dissolve the structure of Spandex?

We are trying to remove rubber from spandex, it's been super-glued on. We know that acetone will dissolve superglue, but we're unsure if acetone will harm Spandex. Anyone that can help us, your input ...

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