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In general terms, please describe how to carry out a recrystallization. Just give the steps that should be used to recrystallize something. 

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Step 1

Recrystallization is a slow process by which a solid organic compound can be purified. In this process, an impure solid compound is dissolved in a particular solvent. When the solution is allowed to cool, it crystallizes out as pure solid. The principle of recrystallization is that the amount of solute which can be dissolved by a solvent increases with temperature.

Step 2

In-order to do recrystallization, certain steps has to be followed.

  • First, a suitable solvent has to be selected and the impure solid has to be dissolved in a small amount of hot solvent.
  • By the process of filtration, in...

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