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Separating Funnel & Drying Agents

Drying Agents

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Learn about different drying agents and practise selecting the appropriate type and amount of drying agent to remove water from an organic phase.

Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarise yourself with different types of drying agents
  • Learn how to select the most appropriate drying agent
  • Understand the importance of adding just enough until a free flowing powder is observed in the solution
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Designing and Planning Experiments

  • What are some common drying agents 
  • How to choose an appropriate drying agent

Using Instruments and Equipment

  • How to identify when you have added enough drying agent
  • Why drying agent should be added in small quantities

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