The distribution of trichloroacetic acid between the aqueous and organic phase containing varying amounts of electrolytes was studied at room temeprature 25-degrees-C +/- 1. A correlation was derived between the distribution of acid and ionic strength of the partitioning medium. It was found that in the presence of anions I-, Cl-, Br- , SO4-, and cations Na+, K+, Ba++, the distribution coefficient of acid increased gradually with increase in the concentration of both groups of ions. However in the presence of F- and Al+3 a reverse effect on the distribution of acid was observed.