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Microscale Pipette Filtration

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Practise using a pipette to safely and effectively perform a microscale filtration, considering the clamp tightness, the type of collection vial, and positioning the cotton wool plug correctly.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the basic principles of filtration through a pipette
  • Learn how to make decisions on appropriate glassware and filter
  • Understand the importance of appropriate filter and eye level
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Using Instruments and Equipment

  • How to correctly set up the microscale pipette filtration equipment
  • Where to position the cotton filter

Working in a Safe Manner

  • How to prevent the collection vial from toppling over
  • Where to position your eyes when filling the pipette 
  • Why care must be taken when clamping the pipette so it is secured but does not crack

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