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Water Bath

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to safely and correctly set up a commercial water bath  to heat a sample
  • Understand the effect the of the volume of water, thermometer position, 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 tube should be positioned to prevent leakage and contamination 
  • What level of water and heat should be used to effectively heat the sample

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