Principle of autoclave?

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An autoclave is piece of equipment that is usually used to sterilize objects and supplies by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam at 121 °C or more, typically for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the load and the contents. The sterilization occurs by three mechanisms: temperature, pressure, and thermal oxidation.

The high temperature will kill most microorganisms because they cannot tolerate the temperature - essentially it "cooks" them. Viruses, which may not be considered "organisms" are also broken down by the temperature and proteins can be denatured.

The pressure will cause penetration of membrane walls of organisms, disrupting or breaking the walls, forcing the steam into them, and screwing up the osmotic pressure.

Some biological materials will also experience thermal oxidation - they react with residual air present in the autoclave or with other oxidizers present in the autoclave. As the reactions occur, the biological materials are broken down or destroyed.
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What is an autoclave?

this is an equipment used for sterilisation ususaly at high temperature and pressure.mostly 121C for 15 minutes

Principles of autoclaving?

Autoclaving is the process of sterilization by pressure, heat, and chemical agents to disinfect materials.

What are autoclaves?

An Autoclave is a steriliser, used to sterelise instruments before an operation.

What is an autoclaving?

autoclaving means sterilising the essential lab vessels in an autoclave under pressure.

Why to autoclave?

It is the process in which things are treated in high pressure and high temp. It is done to sterlize the things we want i.e. to kill all possible microorganism present in that

What is the principle of autoclaving?

The principle in autoclaving is sterilizing the material usingtemperature, steam, and pressure. The high temperature will killmost microorganisms because they cannot tolerate