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Why would fluting a filter paper Aid gravity filtration?

Why would fluting a filter paper Aid gravity filtration?

Filter paper that has been fluted or folded into lots of small triangles allows for more efficient filtration due to providing a larger surface area that the solvent can seep through. As a result, fluted pieces of filter paper help to speed up the filtration process.

What is the purpose of fluting filter paper?

“Fluted “ filter paper (LEFT) is used when you wish to separate a liquid and a solid, keeping the liquid and discarding the solid. This arrangement of folds in the filter paper will allow the liquid to pass through it very quickly and give you a lot of surface area on which to collect the solid “impurity”.