JasonE

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weird question coming up i know, but do any of you guys remember how hot those heating mantles in ochem lab get up to? im curious whether or not they can heat a liquid/oil up to 200 C
 

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In many cases, yes. It depends on the size and quality of the heating mantle, though. This might seem obvious, but you'd also need something with a boiling point of at least 200 C as well.

Why're you asking us? If you really need something that hot, it should be done in a chem lab, not in your kitchen, BTW.
 

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Meth lab.
 

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200 C is generally well, well within range of heating mantles settings, although cheep ones may tend to start breaking if used a lot that high and you may need to wrap in foil to actually heat to those temperatures.
 

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yes for meth, lol. no i was looking at an ochem lab that i thought our school might try out but it had a step that needed high heating. wasn't sure if the mantles did it. they wanted to use an oil bath which standard of course, but too dangerous/messy for the average undergraduate