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Recrystallization: Filter your crystals and measure the melting point Virtual Lab

How can we separate liquids from solids? How can we determine the purity of that solid? In this simulation you will learn how to use the suction filtration and melting point techniques that will allow you to answer both questions.

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Recrystallization: Filter your crystals and measure the melting point

About this Simulation

This mini-simulation is part of the larger “Recrystallization: Purify your solid.” See the full version for more information.

How can we separate a solid from a liquid and determine its purity?

In this simulation, you will learn all the steps necessary to separate a solid from a liquid and then determine the purity of that solid.

Filtrate and determine the melting point

Filtrate a solid to separate it from a liquid. Once done, you will be able to determine the solid’s melting point range, which will allow you to determine its purity.

Fast, painless, and repeatable melting points!

The melting point technique uses the reagent in the process, meaning you could run out in a normal laboratory experiment. Luckily, in this virtual simulation you’ll be able to repeat the process as many times as you need—no need to worry about the amount of reagent left!

Understand the big picture and master the individual steps

In this lab, you will be able to understand what we’re trying to achieve from the very beginning. You’ll also have a very detailed protocol to follow, including support images, to help make your experience smooth.


Recrystallization: Purify your solid

Recrystallization: Dissolve your solid and precipitate your crystals

Learning Objectives

At the end of this simulation, you will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of recrystallization theory and be able to describe the process on molecular and operational levels

  • Carry out the recrystallization technique by following best practices

  • Be able to troubleshoot and rectify common problems encountered in recrystallization

Techniques in Lab

At the end of this simulation, you will be able to:

  • Suction filtration
  • Melting point

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