Distillation Apparatus Setup – 360° Interactive Exercise

Look through the five vacuum distillation apparatus scenes by clicking on the A-E buttons in the image below. Try to identify any hazards/errors within the five scenes.

When you spot the distillation apparatus with the fewest errors, click on the button to the right to see if you are correct.

Additional activity: Make a list of good and poor practice within the five vacuum distillation apparatus scenes above. When you are presented with the answers, you can self-evaluate your hazard perception skills.

Disclaimer: We have deliberately introduced health and safety issues into these vacuum distillation apparatus scenes for educational purposes.  We do not condone bad lab practice, but allowing learners to see such scenarios can help develop hazard perception skills and a general appreciation of health and safety. We have not highlighted all hazards in these exercises. Best practice may differ in your institution so please discuss this with a local instructor before setting up any apparatus.

Which scenario has the fewest errors?

If you do not identify the correct scenario on your first attempt, you will be offered some hints.

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