I'm running a distillation reaction at under 100 °C with the heat coming from a hotplate (combined with magnetic stirrer). Is a Florence flask the correct vessel to use on the hotplate?
Given the small contact area of the flask relative to the surface area of the hotplate I'm wondering if it wouldn't be better to use a fully flat-bottomed flask on the hotplate, and if so what best practices are? Regardless, I need to keep a stirrer running during the process.
(I intend to have a Kjeldahl bulb on top of whatever flask before feeding the condenser.)