What is the purpose of using a rotary evaporator during an organic synthesis
A rotary evaporator is a machine that can be used to separate substances effectively. This system can not only remove water from the materials, but also separate substances organically. Therefore, a rotary evaporator plays an important role during an organic synthesis.
Why is rotary evaporation efficient
There are some important factors about rotary evaporation to be efficient, including the high evaporation speed, the reduced pressure and some other factors. The rotary evaporation has a high evaporation speed, because the evaporation flask gets to be rotated continually and the water oil bath keeps heating the evaporation flask at the substances’ boiling points. Besides, this system has a reduced pressure, so the substances will be turned into gas-phase at the temperatures that are much lower than their original boiling points. In this way, substances are easier to get evaporated, which also saves heat energy.
What is the purpose of the water bath in a rotary evaporator
The purpose of the water bath in a rotary evaporator is to heat the materials contained in the evaporation flask and get the substances evaporated.