Purifying by Recrystallization
Lecture no. 32 from the course: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Taught by Professor Ron B. Davis Jr. | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
How are organic materials purified for both study and practical use? One staple technique is recrystallization, which relies on the tendency of organic molecules to form highly ordered crystals. Topics here include the effect of impurities on organic crystalline solids; the phenomenon of incongruent melting; and more.