Dean - Stark Apparatus
Addition Funnels
Balances
Chromatography Columns
Condensers
Dean-Stark Apparatus
Desiccators
Distillation Receivers
Filtration
Flasks
Fractionating Columns
Lab Jacks
Manometers
Melting Point Apparatus
Pipettes
Rotary Evaporator
Separating Funnels
Soxhlet Extractor
Still Heads
Stoppers and Adapters
Volumetric Analysis
The Dean-Stark apparatus is designed to collect water produced in synthetic reactions carried out under reflux. The reactions are normally done in solvents (for example toluene) that remove water formed in a reaction as an azeotrope. The condensed mixture of toluene and water collects in the burette and the denser water separates and falls to the bottom. The tap allows the water to be removed.