The interactive lab primer - heating under reflux


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.


A guide to the apparatus used for heating under reflux. Flash player is required to view this resource. Use the zoom buttons on your browser to view a larger version of this resource.


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