Suppose that a pure unknown compound could be either compound A, compound B, or neither. The following information was obtained:
The listed reference melting points are: compound A is 111-112˚C, compound B is 145-147˚C.
The experimental melting for the unknown alone was 145-147˚C.
The experimental melting point of a mixture of the pure unknown with pure B was 135-146˚C
a)The compound is therefore: (pick one): Compound A, Compound B, neither A nor B Explain.
b) What two types of information about an unknown solid can be obtained from its experimental melting point?