David Harrington answered on November 9, 2007, A:If you found this answer useful, please consider
In general, once you add salt the solubility of everything changes. In this case, we can guess that the water will have strong attractions to the ions of the salt, and so it will prefer the aqueous phase more than it did, and (if we have a fixed amount of water) there will be less water in the cyclohexanone phase. This is because there is a competition between the two phases for the water and the aqueous phase will win.
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