Percent Recovery Formula

The following formula describes the percent recovery of substance after it has undergone a purification process or event.


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Percent Recovery Definition

A percent recovery is a term used in chemistry to describe the amount of a pure compound that remains after a purification process has occurred.

It’s also often used to describe the percent of a compound that remains after a recrystallization process.

Since the term percent recovery is vague, it can actually be used in many different scenarios.


Example Problem

The following are steps to follow in order to calculate a percent recovery.

  1. First, determine the amount of pure substance before the purification process has begun.
  2. Next, determine the amount of pure substance after the purification even.
  3. Finally, calculate the percent recovery using the formula above.

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