How to seperate water from benzene

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  • Dec 17th, 2006

Water and Benzene are immicible.

On standing it will separate in two layer. Bottom will be benzene layer and top will be water layer.

However Benzene has some solubility say 0.2W/W% water.

This water can be remove from benzene by adsoption on Molecular sieve.


  • Nov 16th, 2014

Separatory Funnel

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  • Jul 14th, 2015

Separating Funnel

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paul ericson

  • Jul 22nd, 2015

1. Separating Funnel (lab experiments)
2. Azeotropic Distillation (industrially)
azeotrope is that the constant boiling mixtures. When a binary mixture should be separated from one another, if there boiling point difference is very low, they will form an azeotrope. so now by adding an entrainer, they can be separated.


  • Aug 5th, 2015


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amit kumar panigrahi

  • Sep 4th, 2015

When water is mixed with benzene it creates a layer. Water having more density as compare to benzene so its falls to lower part and benzene in upper part. In industries we use "Gravity separator", "U-seal funnel separator".

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pramod rathore

  • Feb 9th, 2016

Extractive Distillation

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  • Dec 23rd, 2016

It is simply separated by azetropic distillation bcoz they have nearly boiling point by adding azeotropes or by separating funnel

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  • Jan 12th, 2017

First one is that we have two liquids
1. Water & 2. Benzene
Benzene is insoluble in water. Thus both liquid solutions are immiscible.
We know that We have extraction process during which the 2 liquid solution will separate.
When we do Extraction process the two phases will clearly show in beaker.
Benzene phase are in upper layer & water phase are in lower layer.
Thus we Raffinate & Extract.

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Kingsuk Karmakar

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Water density is 1 and Benzene density is 0.8765 and they are both immiscible liquid or small amount miscible (1.84 g/l). If any mixture solution contain water and benzene, water settle in lower layer (because water have higher density then benzene) and benzene present in upper layer.

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