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Water Bath

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Practise setting up a water bath safely and effectively. Consider the volume of water, thermometer position, clamping of the flask, and the level of heat to apply.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to safely and correctly set up a water bath
  • Understand the effect the of the volume of water, thermometer position, clamping of the flask, and the level of heat on the water bath optimisation
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Using Instruments and Equipment

  • How a thermometer should be used to monitor the temperature of the water bath
  • How the flask should be positioned to effectively heat the solution 
  • What level of water and heat should be used to effectively heat the sample 

Working in a Safe Manner

  • Why the flask should be secured with a clamp in the water bath

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