High School / Chemistry

Distilling Aromatic Compounds

Students use a condenser to extract an aromatic distillate from a spice sample.

Supports NGSS Performance Expectation HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.


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Designed to cool the vapors from a liquid sample that is being heated (distilled), and capture the condensation.

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Source: Lab #20B

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Distilling Aromatic Compounds