Why is methanol a good solvent for extraction?

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Why is methanol a good solvent for extraction?

Extraction:

The term extraction in biology refers to the separation of a substance that is mixed in a solution with others. To extract the substance you need to put in contact with a solvent in which the substance of interest is soluble, but the other substance is not soluble.

Answer and Explanation:

Methanol is a good solvent for extraction and it is frequently used in biology because of its polarity. It is capable of extracting both lipophilic...

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