What properties should a solvent have? Why cyclohexane over Cyclohexene as a solvent?

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What properties should a solvent have when purifying a product?
Also, in the extraction of iodine from seaweed (kemp) –cyclohexane is used as a solvent for Iodine. I was wondering why CyclohexENE isnot a suitable solvent?
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What properties should a solvent have when purifying a product?
Also, in the extraction of iodine from seaweed (kemp) –cyclohexane is used as a solvent for Iodine. I was wondering why CyclohexENE isnot a suitable solvent?
The C=C double bond reacts with halogens
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