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Heating & Cooling

Ice Bath

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Practise setting up an ice bath to cool a solution. Consider how volume of water, amount of ice, and addition of salt affects water temperature.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to set up an ice bath to cool a solution safely and effectively
  • Understand the effect of volume of water, amount of ice and presence of salt on the ice bath optimisation
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Using Instruments and Equipment

  • What type of ice cools water most efficiently 
  • What level of water should be used to effectively cool the solution 
  • Why salt should be added to the water bath 

Working in a Safe Manner

  • Why the reaction vessel should be secured with a clamp in the ice bath

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