Liebig Condenser: Function & Uses


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Which of the following represents the proper directional flow of water regarding the ports of a Liebig condenser?

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1. When water is allowed to flow into a Liebig condenser, it surrounds the inner tube and creates a _____ _____, which allows vapors to condense back down to liquid form.

2. If you had a mixture of three liquids and needed to separate the mixture into its pure components, you would need to utilize a Liebig condenser in your separation method. What purification method would you most likely choose to separate the liquids?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about Liebig condensers with this short quiz. The quiz, which can also be printed as a worksheet, will ask you a handful of questions about this type of condenser's functions and purpose in organic chemistry labs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can expect to answer questions about:

  • The directional flow of water in Liebig condenser ports
  • What happens when water surrounds the inner tube of a Liebig condenser
  • The purification method that separates liquids
  • The purpose of the condenser when a chemical reaction requires boiling conditions
  • Glassware that's needed when running distillation or reflux reactions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you take away the most important information from the related lesson regarding Liebig condenser ports
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Liebig condensers to answer questions about their parts and functions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of reactions that can occur in a Liebig condenser

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this type of condenser, take a look at our related lesson called Liebig Condenser: Function & Uses. Studying this lesson can help you:

  • Recognize another name for the Liebig condenser
  • Explain some of the dangers that can occur when boiling liquid in a chemistry lab
  • Describe the structure of a Liebig condenser