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7.1: Learning Objectives

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  • This experiment is intended to illustrate the following concepts and techniques:

    • Heating under reflux

    • Theory, technique, and use of simple distillation

    Boiling point determination techniques

    Microscale assembly of a simple distillation apparatus

    This manuscript will refer you to the following pages and figures from your textbook. You may want to mark them beforehand.

    • p. 600 – 603, section 7.2 and the following figures:
    • Fig. 7.6 – Reflux apparatus
    • Fig. 7.7 – Reflux ring
    • Fig. 7.8B – Microscale magnetic spin vane

    • p. 694 – 696, section 13.1 and 13.2 and the following figure:

    • Fig. 13.3 – Macroscale method of determining the boiling point

    • p. 703 – 710, and the following figures:

    • Fig. 14.2 – Three types of temperature behaviour during a simple distillation
    • Fig. 14.4 – The Hickman head
    • Fig. 14.5 – Microscale distillation apparatus
    • Fig. 14.6 – Removing the distillate from the Hickman head

    • p. 103 – 108 (exp. 13)

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