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

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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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    (Original post by Ajem)
    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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