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Soxhlet extractor


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  • n. A piece of laboratory apparatus consisting of a glass reservoir that sits over a lower flask (containing a boiling solvent) and under a condenser; a sample contained in a paper thimble is placed in the reservoir and soluble materials are continually extracted by the warm solvent and transferred to the lower flask via a siphon.


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