Hf-1 Critical Point of Ether

Aim

To demonstrate the disappearance of the liquid-vapor boundary (the meniscus) at the critical point for ether.

Apparatus

  • Critical point apparatus
  • D.C PowerPak
  • Portalab projector

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Critical Point of Ether Images and Setup.

Description

The critical point apparatus consists of a glass tube containing a small amount of ether. The tube is surrounded by a heating element that is connected to a 12 Volt power supply. The apparatus is placed on the Portalab projector and the meniscus made clearly visible by focussing.

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