Experiment #16 Experiment #16

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Introduction In order to figure how to separate acetone from nail polish remover you have to use “distillation.” The nail polish remover is distilled so it can eliminate the acetone. Nail polish remover contains many substances and chemicals. The formula for acetone is CH3-C-CH3. The purpose of this lab is to use distillation to separate the acetone from the nail polish remover. Nail polish remover contains the mixtures yellow dye, water, gelatin, fragrance, propylene carbonate and glycerol. So you have to do the heating by immersing a 25 Mk flask into the beaker with water filled into a hot plate. Experimental Procedures 1. First you have to set the distillation apparatus up. Use the ring stand & clamps to support the apparatus. For safeness place a glass extender between the condenser and distillation head to prevent the condenser from breaking the water- bath beaker. Next use the plastic clamp to secure the joint connection. It must have five. Make sure you are careful. Everything should be set up. 2. Next pour 5ml of the nail polish remover into the 25ml round bottom flask. Make sure you use a funnel when separating so you won’t make a mess. 3. After that fill the jacket around the condenser with ice. Make sure it’s filled up as much as it can get. Then place the beaker below the runoff. It only takes one filling of ice to do this experiment. A physical property that would help determine is separating the method to use for homogenous and heterogeneous mixtures is the size in the boiling points, and the color. 4. Then place the water in the 25ml beaker for the heating bath and lower the set-up so that when the 25ml round bottom flask is immersed the beaker is about 2/3 full. 5. When that is finish, using the highest setting on the hot plate heat the water until it is nearly boiling. Then turn the heating bath off. 6. Next jot down the boiling water of

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