Answer to Question #7950 in Organic Chemistry for Saint Sin
1 Oganic solvents are not suited to be heated with one of the followings:
Electric hot plate
Bunsen burner flame
Bunsen burner flame Many organic solvents have a tendency to fire in the presence of fire, that they are inflammable substances (alcohol, ether, esters and others). Bunsen burner is a source of fire, so use it to heat the organic and flammable substances are undesirable.