Figure 7 fluting the filter paper you will then set

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Unformatted text preview: ll often need to separate a liquid from a solid. At times you will simply decant, that is, you will carefully pour out the liquid, leaving the solid behind. At other times you will need to filter the solution. To do this you will use filter paper and a funnel. You must first flute the paper in order to accelerate the process; this is shown in Figure 7. Figure 7: Fluting the Filter Paper You will then set the paper in the funnel using your wash bottle. To do this simply place the paper into the funnel and add a small amount of water to the bottom of the filter. Slowly add water to the sides with a circular motion to avoid air bubbles between the paper and the funnel. Once the paper has set, transfer the solution to be filtered. If the solid has settled, decant the liquid through the filter first in order to save time. Never overwhelm the filter; don't add the solution too quickly and never come to within one centimeter of the top of the paper. Transfer the solid using a wash bottle and rubb...
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