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    hi there, I am looking at a reflux apparatus diagram for making a kentone from a secondary alcohol and in the bottom of the round bottom flask there are 'anti bumping granules'.

    What is the exact purpose of these?

    thanks
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    hi there, I am looking at a reflux apparatus diagram for making a kentone from a secondary alcohol and in the bottom of the round bottom flask there are 'anti bumping granules'.

    What is the exact purpose of these?

    thanks
    They stop bumping, which the sudden appearance of vapour bubbles in the hot liquid causing upwards splashing. The anti-bumping granules act as a focus for the formation of vapour allowing smooth boiling ...
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    (Original post by charco)
    They stop bumping, which the sudden appearance of vapour bubbles in the hot liquid causing upwards splashing. The anti-bumping granules act as a focus for the formation of vapour allowing smooth boiling ...
    Appreciate your help

    thanks
 
 
 
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