Why did you put the test tubes in the water bath for 5 mins? (1)

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Why did you put the test tubes in the water bath for 5 mins? (1)

Hey can someone please tell me what they would write for this question as a generic answerr?

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Why did you put the test tubes in the water bath for 5 mins? (1)

Hey can someone please tell me what they would write for this question as a generic answerr?

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Because I momentarily ran out of space to store them on the shelves.

Only kidding, but seriously: you need to be more specific. What's the context? What do the tubes contain? What's the experiment?
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So that they have time to reach the temperature of the water baths. If your test tubes had been at 10oC and then dipped them into a water bath of 90oC for only a second, that would not get the test tubes to the correct temperature.
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The answer is probably to allow the contents to uniformly reach the desired temperature.

OR: To allow the contents of the tube to melt (if they are a solid)

OR: To ensure all the tubes start at the same temperature

OR (less likely): To kill any bacteria that can't take the heat

But as the previous poster says, we need context.
[Edit: I mean the poster two before me.]
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The answer is so that the testubes and the water bath have the same temperature, i.e. equillibriate.
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like why would you put a tollens reagent test in a water bath for 5 minutes and why are conditions such as temperature, time important?
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(Original post by Revd. Mike)
Because I momentarily ran out of space to store them on the shelves.

Only kidding, but seriously: you need to be more specific. What's the context? What do the tubes contain? What's the experiment?
Why is it important to heat tollen's reagent in a hot water bath for 5 minutes, and why are the conditions of temperature and time important for the reaction to occur?
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