Answer to Question #113899 in Inorganic Chemistry for Love

Question #113899
Describe with one simple chemical test how you would distinguish between ethylene and propylene glycols in the laboratory.Explain the basis of the test
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2020-05-05T03:37:45-0400

Propylene glycol is a clear, viscous liquid. It's density is lower than that of ethylene glycol. Ethylene glycol readily reacts with cuprous(2) hydroxide to form a bright blue cuprous glycol ate.


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