Solubility and the Percent of Oil in Peanuts

Solubility and the percent of oil in fruits are two important factor that affect the value of the fruit as food. Factories which extract oil from nuts and fruits such as olives and corn need to know the percent of oil in such products before they are able to evaluate the price. Food laboratories frequently perform such experiments.
 Project description:
In this experiment, you will determine the solubility of a variety of solutes in several solvents. The observed solubility will be related to the structure and intermolecular forces of both the solute and the solvent. On the basis of these tests, you will then devise and carry out an experimental method for the determination of the percent of oil in peanuts.
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