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  1. #1 Polar Protic solvent 
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    Hey, i was looking into types of solvents, and i read that "hydrophobic solid surfaces" lower "polarity" - ( if thats the right term) of the solvent, i was wondering could anyone explain this and/ or tell me how this would effect the ability to extract a solute from this solvent, thanks


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    thanks, i am looking into an idea and it is working so far, but i have barley started my A.S. levels and need a bit of help, so if the hydrogen bonds are disrupted, will this make it easier or require less energy to extract solutes from it?


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    yeh i read it was only on the surface, however it could be possible to increase surface area, it would be convenient if they could use some sort of charged hydrophobic nano particle, so when extraction is complete they can be magnetically attracted out of the solution, however i am not sure if this is possible, i am just thinking. So if this were done and the polarity was decreased, what type of extractions would it favour and reduce the energy needed?
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    Thankyou, you have answered my question I was just thinking of ways to separate sea water, i am guessing its inorganic, so evaporation seems the easiest/ most obvious way, however would it be possible to make a powder which could be mixed into the solution just to make this process more efficient?
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    true :P it would still be fun to test how much this theory would reduce the boiling point, if anything i have learned more about chemistry, so thanks
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