destructive distillation


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dry dis·til·la·tion

submission of an organic substance to heat in a closed vessel so that oxygen is absent and combustion prevented with the objective of effecting its decomposition with release of volatile constituents and the formation of new substances.

destructive distillation

The process of decomposing complex organic compounds by heat in the absence of air and condensing the vapor of the liquid products.
See also: distillation
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Oil shale has large amounts of organic matter which yields good amount of oil on destructive distillation
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