1. This video gives a brief introduction to optical activity, explains how to measure optical rotation using a polarimeter, and how to calculate a specific rotation from the experimental optical rotation.

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  2. This video introduces the theory of distillation and specifically, steam distillation. The video also demonstrates how to assemble and disassemble the glassware for a distillation apparatus.

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  3. This video demonstrates how to conduct a liquid-liquid extraction between aqueous and organic phases using a separatory funnel.

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  4. This video demonstrates how to operate the Rotary Evaporators (Rotovaps) in the Organic Chemistry Lab.

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  5. This video gives an overview of fractional distillation and how it differs from simple distillation as well as a demonstration of the glassware setup for a fractional distillation using a Vigreaux column as the fractionating column and a Thermowell and powermite for the heat source.

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