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Immiscible solvents

Immiscible solvents in relation to solubility and miscibility.

Solubility is the ability of a solid to dissolve in a liquid. Miscibility refer only to liquids. It is the ability of a liquid to mix and form a homogeneous solution soluble in any proportion. Immiscibility refer to those liquids that cannot mix to form a homogeneous solution soluble in all proportions. Immiscible solvents are incapable of mixing with another solvent and will separate out into a definite layer. Immiscible solvents cannot blend into or attain homogeneity with another liquid. These solvents are either miscible or immiscible in each other.

The solvent on left column does not mix with solvents on right column unless otherwise stated.


SOLVENTS     Immiscibility
Acetone can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left
Acetonitrile cyclohexane, heptane, hexane, pentane, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane
carbon tetrachloride can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left except water
chloroform can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left except water
cyclohexane acetonitrile, dimethyl formamide, dimethyl sulfoxide, methanol, water
1,2-dichloroethane can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left except water
dichloromethane can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left except water
diethyl ether dimethyl sulfoxide, water
dimethyl formamide cyclohexane, heptane, hexane, pentane, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane,
dimethyl solfoxide cyclohexane, heptane, hexane, pentane, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane, diethyl ether
1,4-dioxane can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left
ethanol can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left
ethyl acetate can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left except water
heptane acetonitrile, dimethyl formamide, dimethyl sulfoxide, methanol, water
hexane acetonitrile, dimethyl formamide, dimethyl sulfoxide, methanol, acetic acid, water
methanol cyclohexane, heptane, hexane, pentane, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane
methyl-tert-butyl ether can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left except water
pentane acetonitrile, dimethyl formamide, dimethyl sulfoxide, methanol, water, acetic acid
1-propanol can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left
2-propanol can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left
tetrahydrofuran can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left
toluene can be mixed with any of the solvents listed in the column at left except water
2,2,4-trimethylpentane acetonitrile, dimethyl formamide, dimethyl sulfoxide, methanol, water
water carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, cyclohexane, 1,2-dichloroethane, dichloromethane, diethyl ether, dimethyl formamide, ethyl acetate, heptane, hexane, methyl-tert-butyl ether, pentane, toluene, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane