Problem: The density of dichloromethane, an organic solvent, is 1.325 g/cm3 . If you mix 50 mL water and 50 mL dichloromethane together in a separatory funnel, which layer would be on top? The density of diethyl ether, an organic solvent, is 0.706 g/cm3 . If you mix 50 mL water and 50 mL diethyl ether together in a separatory funnel, which layer would be on top?

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The density of dichloromethane, an organic solvent, is 1.325 g/cm3 . If you mix 50 mL water and 50 mL dichloromethane together in a separatory funnel, which layer would be on top?

The density of diethyl ether, an organic solvent, is 0.706 g/cm3 . If you mix 50 mL water and 50 mL diethyl ether together in a separatory funnel, which layer would be on top?

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