Percent recovery calculator

Best free online percent recovery calculator – Enter amount of substance recovered on purification and amount of substance originally taken then click calculate button.

Amount of purified substance:

Amount of impure substance :

Percent Recovery

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What is percent recovery?

Percent recovery is a crucial concept in many fields, including chemistry, biology, and engineering. It refers to the percentage of a substance that is recovered after an experiment. 

In chemical processes, percent recovery is used to determine how successful a purification procedure was in separating the desired compound from impurities.

Percent recovery formula

PR = (A / B) *100

  • A = Amount of substance recovered on purification or amount of purified substance or Amount recovered
  • B = Amount of substance originally taken or amount of impure substance or initial substance
  • PR = percent recovery

How to calculate percent recovery?

Example1:- if a chemical reaction produces 10 grams of a product, but only 8 grams are obtained after a purification step, then what is percent recovery?

Amount of purified substance = 8 grams

Amount of impure substance = 10 grams

Percent recovery = (amount of purified substance/amount of impure substance) * 100

Percent recovery = 8 grams / 10 grams * 100 = 80 %

How to use percent recovery calculator?

To use a percent recovery calculator, you first need to know the initial amount of the compound you are interested in and the final amount you were able to extract. You then input these values into the input field then click calculate button.

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