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Why hexane is used for extraction?

(a) Easy oil recovery

(b) Higher boiling point

(c) Easy separation

(d) Catalyst

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The correct answer is (a) Easy oil recovery

To elaborate: Hexane is commonly used for oil extraction because of the easy oil recovery, narrow boiling point and also has exceptional solubilizing capability.

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