Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 1 - Exercises - Page 36: 15


Distillation is essentially the process of purifying a liquid by a means of heating and cooling.

Work Step by Step

When a liquid is heated, the component with the lowest boiling point will vaporize first and leave behind either high boiling liquids or dissolved solids. The vapor will then be cooled so that it can condense back to liquid and is then collected.
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