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    Apr 1, 2007, 08:11 AM
    Toluene used on a rotary evaporator
    Why does fat dissolve in toluene but water does not when put on a rotary evaporator? any help would be great.thanx
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    Apr 4, 2007, 10:12 PM
    Fat and toluene (taw U een) are both made of non-polar molecules. Since likes dissolve likes, they will mix.

    Water is made of polar molecules and will not mix with very well with any non-polar substances.

    What is a rotary evaporator? Do you mean a centrifuge?

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