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Glassware and Apparatus Videos

The videos below are designed to demonstrate how to efficiently assemble and/or use a variety of apparatus that may be encountered in the inorganic chemistry laboratory.

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General Apparatus / Techniques

Assembling Glassware - The Basics

Assembly of Apparatus for Reactions / Purification

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General Apparatus / Techniques

Using a Rotary Evaporator
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Assembling an Apparatus for a Reaction Under a Nitrogen Atmosphere
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Purging an Apparatus with Nitrogen Gas
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Assembling Glassware - The Basics

Preparing a Reaction Flask
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Preparing a Condenser
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Preparing a Drying Tube
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Assembly of Apparatus for Reactions / Purification

Simple Reflux
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Simple Reflux with a Drying Tube
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Single-Necked Flask with an Addition Funnel
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Single-Necked Flask with an Addition Funnel and Drying Tube
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Full version: 2m 57s

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Three-Necked Flask with a Reflux Condenser, Addition Funnel and Drying Tube
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Three-Necked Flask with an Addition Funnel and Thermometer
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Full version: 2m 52s

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