Separating a Mixture

Posted by Morris Slutsky on 2/4/2021 3:00:00 PM

distillation of red reaction mixture

Examples of separating mixtures:  a reaction mixture (red) is being distilled to remove ethanol solvent, which condenses in the beaker to the right as a clear liquid.  You can also see thin-layer chromatography plates at lower center, showing reaction progress from samples taken.  Today we do our experiments on video, but someday students will be back in person.