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8200-Glass Retort


8200-Glass Retort

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  • In a chemistry laboratory, a retort is a device used for distillation or dry distillation of substances.
  • It consists of a spherical vessel with a long downward-pointing neck.
  • The liquid to be distilled is placed in the vessel and heated


Material                            Borosilicate Glass

Usage/Application          LABORATORY APPLICATION

Capacity                             50ML TO 50000ML

 Color                                 TRANSPARENT

Here are some common uses of a glass retort:

  1. Distillation:
    • Applications: The primary use of a glass retort is in distillation processes. It is employed to separate components of a liquid mixture based on their different boiling points. The condensed vapors are collected and usually exit through the downward-sloping neck.
  2. Chemical Synthesis:
    • Applications: Glass retorts are used in various chemical reactions where controlled heating and separation of components are required. They provide a closed system for reactions that involve volatile or reactive substances.
  3. Fractional Distillation:
    • Applications: In fractional distillation, a glass retort can be used to separate a mixture into its individual components by taking advantage of their varying vapor pressures at different temperatures.
  4. Gas Collection:
    • Applications: Glass retorts can be used to collect gases evolved during chemical reactions. The gas is often collected by displacement of water in a separate container.
  5. Production of Essential Oils:
    • Applications: Glass retorts are utilized in the extraction of essential oils from plant materials through processes such as steam distillation.
  6. Synthesis of Inorganic Compounds:
    • Applications: Inorganic chemical synthesis may involve the use of a glass retort when conducting reactions that require careful control of temperature and pressure.
  7. Laboratory Demonstrations:
    • Applications: Glass retorts are often used in educational settings for laboratory demonstrations to illustrate principles of distillation and chemical processes.
  8. Analysis of Volatile Compounds:
    • Applications: Glass retorts can be employed in analytical chemistry for the analysis of volatile compounds, where the separation and collection of specific components are necessary.
  9. Extraction of Metal Oxides:
    • Applications: Glass retorts can be used in processes involving the extraction of metal oxides from ores or other raw materials through heating and subsequent condensation.
  10. Recovery of Solvents:
    • Applications: In laboratories, glass retorts may be used to recover solvents from reaction mixtures through distillation, allowing for the reuse of the solvent.
  11. Pyrolysis:
    • Applications: Glass retorts are employed in processes like pyrolysis, where organic materials are heated in the absence of oxygen to break down complex molecules into simpler compounds.
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