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Recrystallization: Purify your solid Virtual Lab

Have you ever wondered how to remove impurities from a solid? How can you be sure you’ve removed them if you do? Step into our recrystallization lab to learn how to purify a solid and check for its purity level!

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Recrystallization: Purify your solid

About this Simulation

This is the full-length version of the “Recrystallization” simulation. You can also play the simulation in two smaller parts: "Recrystallization: Filter your crystals and measure the melting point" and "Recrystallization: Dissolve your solid and precipitate your crystals."

How can we purify a solid?

In this simulation, you will learn step by step how to purify a solid by using the recrystallization technique, and on top of that you will be able to filtrate your solid and check for its melting point range.

Recrystallize, filter, and check purity!

At the end of the simulation you will master three different techniques (yes you heard that right; three!): recrystallization, suction filtration, and melting point range.

Accelerated learning

Master the three techniques in a fraction of the time that it would take you in a real lab. Thanks to our ability to fast-forward time in our virtual labs, you’ll be able to skip all those waiting times in the process.

Understand the entire process and complete it step-by-step

You will apply three different techniques, but don’t worry, you will be presented with a whole overview of the process together with detailed instructions on how to complete the protocol. You’ll never be alone!


Recrystallization: Filter your crystals and measure the melting point

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

  • Successfully recover a reaction product by performing suction filtration and drying the crystalline solid product

  • Determine the melting point of a pure solid compound and by comparison explain the difference from crude sample data

Techniques in Lab

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

  • Suction Filtration
  • Melting points
  • Recrystallization

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