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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 13 Issue 5 (2008) pp 287-288

A Frugal, Accurate Dean-Stark Trap for the Williamson Microscale Kit

Michael M. McCormick

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725-1520, mike.m.mccormick@gmail.com
Received April 21, 2008. Accepted September 16, 2008.

Published online: 30 September 2008

Abstract. Herein described is a low-cost Dean–Stark trap for the Williamson microscale kit. The apparatus is built from a plastic 1-cc syringe and a piece of pipe cleaner, both of which are commonly used with the Williamson microscale kit. This trap is a significant improvement over the Dean–Stark trap made from a cork and three way adapter, because it allows for measurement of water collected.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; organic chemistry

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: mike.m.mccormick@gmail.com)

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Issue date: October 1, 2008

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