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Offline Krysti

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Soxhlet
« on: January 30, 2020, 06:13:32 PM »
Why should the cotton you use in the Soxhlet extractor be fat-free?
I know that the cotton is used to prevent the solid being carried over into the solvent, but why does it have be fat-free?

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Re: Soxhlet
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 09:22:47 PM »
Presumably so it doesn’t dissolve in the solvent you’re using and carry through to the distillate.

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