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using a reflux what purpous, if any is there in clearing a wash totally??
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For one the reflux will have a eisier job of stripping all the other stuff from the alcohol. Making it more efficent at its job.
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It's not really necessary, some do some don't. You'll have to try it and decide for yourself.
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i would have to say that clearing a wash will provide you with a more stable boil. Think of boiling piece wihch are placed inside your pot. if you have a ton of slugde kicking arounf the bottom it will not boil as effectivly. Also I would assume that the column (when doing large runs) may begin to lose effective plates since the packing will begin to get dirty. but i am not a chemist, I am only thinking out loud here..but I do know that the cleaner the wash the easier the clean up afterwards...
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Clearing the wash could be desireable if you have an internal heating element to prevent scorching.
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