2nd October 2019

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How do you calculate the percent recovery?

Percent recovery = amount of substance you actually collected / amount of substance you were supposed to collect, as a percent. Let's say you had 10.0g of impure material and after recrystallization you collected 7.0 g of dry pure material. Then your percent recovery is 70% (7/10 x 100).

What is a good percentage yield?

According to Vogel's Textbook of Practical Organic Chemistry, yields around 100% are called quantitative, yields above 90% are called excellent, yields above 80% are very good, yields above 70% are good, yields above 50% are fair, and yields below 40% are called poor.
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