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[*] posted on 1-4-2013 at 22:05
5000mL distillation


Hey all,

Cannot find this answer:

Would it be more efficient to use a 5000mL volume distillation set up w/ appropriate heating, over (2) 2000mL volume distillations?

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[*] posted on 1-4-2013 at 22:08


Not exactly sure if I'm reading your question right, but two smaller batches would be quicker.



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[*] posted on 1-4-2013 at 22:15


Ok thanks.

I was evaluating the time to distill of a 5L setup versus two 2L setups.

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[*] posted on 3-4-2013 at 23:26


depends... do you have 2 setups?
If you have two set ups the 2x2000mL is going to go at less than half the speed of the 1x5000L

There is less area of the 2L set ups, and you are also inputting twice the power - you have two variacs.




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[*] posted on 4-4-2013 at 06:26


Quote: Originally posted by GreenD  
depends... do you have 2 setups?
If you have two set ups the 2x2000mL is going to go at less than half the speed of the 1x5000L

There is less area of the 2L set ups, and you are also inputting twice the power - you have two variacs.


I was deciding which route I wanted to take. I already ordered the 2x2000mL since itll be much quicker.

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[*] posted on 4-4-2013 at 06:57


Don't forget that, as aforementioned, using two setups will increase your power/electricity consumption and your water consumption if you are using a mains supply. Also, having two setups running means that you will ultimately have twice the amount of dirty glassware to clean :P



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