Solvent Extraction

Science / Chemistry / Solvent Extraction: Solvent extraction is a method for separating mixtures by exploiting differences in the solubilities of the components. For example, a coffee machine extracts the soluble components of ground coffee with water, and leaves the insoluble components behind. The sample is shaken or mixed with solvent (or with two immiscible solvents) to effect the separation. The 'like dissolves like' is a useful guide for selecting solvents to use in the extraction. Nonpolar substances are usually successfully extracted into nonpolar solvents like hexane or methylene chloride. Polar and ionic substances are often extracted with water.

Other Words for Extraction

Extraction Noun Synonyms: removal, extrication, withdrawal, uprooting, eradication, extirpation, deracination
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Other Words for Solvent

Solvent Noun Synonyms: creditworthy, (financially) sound, solid, reliable, debt-free, profitable
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Solvent

Science / Chemistry / Solvent: The most abundant component in a solution. MORE

Solvent Extraction

Science / Chemistry / Solvent Extraction: Solvent extraction is a method for separating mixtures by exploiting differences in the solubilities of the components. For example, a coffee machine extracts the soluble components of ground coffee w MORE

Insolvent

Business / Accounting / Insolvent: A company is insolvent if it has insufficient funds (all of its assets) to pay its debts (all of its liabilities). If a company's liabilities are greater than its assets and it continues to trade, it MORE

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