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Ethanedioic acid is added to the reaction mixtue to react with any excess dichromate.
The mixture is then distilled. The impure distillate is a mixture of cyclohexanone and water.
I have the boiling point, density and Mr values of cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone.
How do I describe the method to obtain a pure sample of cyclohexanone from the distillate? Do I just describe how you would distill it?
Or, since they've given you density values, you could take the distillate and separate out the layers in a separating funnel. Allow the layers to settle and run off the aqueous layer.
However, the first method would be preferred.