The interactive lab primer - Soxhlet extraction


When a compound of low solubility needs to be extracted from a solid mixture a Soxhlet extraction can be carried out. The technique places a specialised piece of glassware in-between a flask and a condenser. The refluxing solvent repeatedly washes the solid extracting the desired compound into the flask.

Video instructions on how to carry out a Soxhlet extraction.


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