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Cyclohexanone can be prepared in the laboratory by reacting cyclohexanol with concentrated sulphuric acid and sodium dichromate.
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?
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Yes, you'd just drive off the water from the distillation apparatus.

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.
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