Author Topic: Vaccum distilation/Fine Hair Capillary  (Read 1681 times)

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Vaccum distilation/Fine Hair Capillary
« on: September 24, 2003, 08:22:00 AM »
When performing a vacuum distillation - is a fine hair capillary necessary? What happens if I perfom the distillation without the capillary?


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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2003, 08:30:00 AM »
A capillary would be used, if you have no stirring capabilities. Otherwise, it is not essential.


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rapid stirring or capillary necessary
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2003, 08:31:00 PM »
I think TFSE has something about this, so I'll just give a short answer. If you don't stir (rapidly!) or use a capillary, the liquid will bump bigtime when it boils. Boiling stones DO NOT work under vacuum!


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... unless the are vacuum boiling stones.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2003, 02:20:00 AM »
... unless they are vacuum boiling stones. Such exist.


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Glass wool
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2003, 11:45:00 AM »
Glass wool can be used instead of capillary or boiling stones. The layer of glass wool must be about 1 cm above than liquid layer in a flask. It gives good results