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The interactive lab primer - hot gravity filtration

Description

This is the simplest kind of filtration when the solution to be filtered is poured through a filter paper in a filter funnel. The filtration of hot solutions through a funnel and fluted filter paper is often carried out as part of a recrystallisation. Gravity filtration is generally carried out to remove impurities rather than to isolate solids.
hot-gravity-filtration

Video instructions on how to carry out a gravity filtration with a hot solvent.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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