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Salting out is a process that can be used to dehydrate Isopropyl alcohol, i.e., separate it from water in an azeotropic solution. Dehydrated Isopropyl...
Fill the empty jar about 1/4 full with table salt
Fill the jar about 3/4 full with hydrated (50% to 70%) Isopropyl alcohol
Put the lid on the jar, close to seal the contents and shake jar vigorously to be sure the salt and water combine.
Place jar on a level surface long enough for the alcohol and salt water to separate (15 to 30 minutes).
Open jar carefully so as not to remix the two layers.
Use the turkey baster to extract the top layer, which will be the Isopropyl alcohol.
Fill a receiving bottle with the turkey baster Isopropyl contents.
Label the bottle "Dehydrated Isopropyl Alcohol"
Use in an alcohol stove, lamp, torch, etc. or to give your pet a nice alcohol rub down.
You may find that your salted out Isopropyl leaves a salt residue when it is burned. In many applications like a pocket stove the salt residue will co...
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Posted:Mar 9, 2008
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