Condensers are used in laboratory assemblies to cool and condense chemical species in gas form. That they are mainly used to collect a liquid during a distillation process, or to prevent loss of matter through evaporation, namely in the event of reflux heating.
There are several types:
- The straight, so-called “Liebig” condenser is used during distillation processes. An elbow-type adaptor can be fitted to it to enable better evacuation of the distillate to the Erlenmeyer flask.
- The so-called ‘Allihn’ bulb condenser is used during reflux heating processes. The bulbs favour the cooling process by increasing the contact surface area between the gases and the cold walls.
- The ‘Graham’ spiral coil condenser is a condenser through which a cold liquid travels, cooling the vapours and provoking condensation by heat exchange.
“ With or without ground stoppers, the dimensions are standard, but we are also able to manufacture all types of condenser on request”.