Can we separate alcohol dissolved in water by using a separating funnel? If yes, then describe the procedure. If not, explain.


Since water is a universal solvent and alcohol is an organic solvent, they are miscible liquids that cannot be separated using a separating funnel.

Miscible liquids

  • A miscible liquid can be dissolved readily in some other liquid.
  • In miscible liquids cannot observe meniscus.

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