The interactive lab primer - heating under reflux

Description

The term 'reflux' describes an arrangement in which a reaction is carried out in a boiling solvent with the vapour being condensed and returned to the reaction vessel. Refluxing is carried out when reactions need to be heated to give a reasonable yield of product in a reasonable time.

heating-under-reflux

Video instructions on how to carry out a reflux reaction.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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