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Carbon filtration

Description

In this experiment you will remove odjectionable tastes and odours from water using carbon. Carbon that has undergone special treatment (sometimes called activated charcoal) has useful absorption properties.

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This resource has been provided by, or developed in partnership with, Nuffield Foundation
carbon-filtration



Apparatus Chemicals

Eye protection

Beaker (100 cm3)

Filter funnel

Filter paper

Test-tubes, 2

Test-tube rack

Spatula

Activated charcoal, ten spatulas full

Ink or food colouring, one drop (Note 1)

Malt vinegar, 100 cm3(Note 2)

Refer to Health & Safety and Technical notes section below for additional information.

 



 





In this experiment you will remove odjectionable tastes and odours from water using carbon. Carbon that has undergone special treatment (sometimes called activated charcoal) has useful absorption properties.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology.