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What does aqueous workup mean?

  1. Apr 17, 2013 #1
    What does "aqueous workup" mean?

    I'm taking a second year organic chemistry and it's a slightly advanced level but I didn't take the 1st year advanced level org.chem. so I may have missed a couple of common terms.

    What I don't understand is what does workup mean? At the end of some reaction, my prof just says "then you do aq. w/u" and just leaves it at that because he expects the students to know..

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  3. Apr 18, 2013 #2


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    Hi JameB! :smile:

    Top hit on googling "aqueous workup" is http://chem.rochester.edu/~nvd/workup.html [Broken] :wink:
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