Desiccator in Chemistry Lab: Definition & Concept


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A _____ is a sealed chamber or box that is designed to absorb water vapor from _____ that are hygroscopic.

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1. If a chemical can absorb water, it is known as _____.

2. A chemical used to absorb water vapor in a desiccator is called a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what desiccators are used for. Topics you will need to be aware of to pass the quiz include hygroscopic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and printable worksheet to assess your knowledge of:

  • Purposes of desiccators
  • Definition of hygroscopic
  • Chemical reactions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related chemistry lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about desiccators
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding chemical reactions

Additional Learning

To learn more about desiccators, review the lesson Desiccator in Chemistry Lab: Definition & Concept. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine properties of calcium chloride
  • Learn how to use desiccators
  • Identify properties of silica gel
  • Define hygroscopic
  • Describe the process of condensation