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    Explain why the volume of solvent used, and the temperature of the solvent, are important considerations in an efficient recrystalization?

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    Problem:
    Explain why the volume of solvent used, and the temperature of the solvent, is important considerations in an efficient recrystalization?

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    Importance of Temperature of solvent:
    The process of recrystallization relies on the property that for most compounds, as the temperature of a solvent. As the temperature of the solvent increases, the solubility of the compound in that solvent also increases. For example, much more table sugar can be dissolved in very hot water (just below the boiling point) than in water at room temperature. What will happen if a concentrated solution of hot water and sugar is allowed to cool to room temperature? As the temperature of the solution decreases, the ...

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    It investigates the importances of the volume and temperature of the solvent in an efficient recrystalization.

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