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Extraction Animation Worksheet

Extraction Animation Worksheet

A worksheet has been developed to help guide the student's interaction with the Extraction Animation, and to help achieve the desired learning outcomes.  Using the worksheet, students follow instructions, answer questions and take notes.

The interactive simulation explores the process of extracting three times with ether, as one might do for a typical reaction work-up.

After using the simulation, students will be able to sketch and label the apparatus used, describe the theory of extraction and partitioning, explain the reason for doing multiple extractions, provide a step-by-step extraction procedure, and explain the purpose of each step taken once the extraction is complete (e.g., wash, dry, remove ether).


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