fractional distillation


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distillation

 [dis″tĭ-la´shun]
the process of vaporizing and condensing a substance to purify it or to separate a volatile substance from less volatile substances. Called also vaporization.
fractional distillation separation of volatilizable substances into a number of fractions, based on their different boiling points.

frac·tion·al dis·til·la·tion

distillation of a compound liquid at varying degrees of heat whereby the components of different boiling points are collected separately.

fractional distillation (frakˑ·shl dis·t·lāˑ·shn),

n the process of separating the portions of a mixture by heating it and condensing the components according to their different boiling points.

distillation

vaporization; the process of vaporizing and condensing a substance to purify the substance or to separate a volatile substance from less volatile substances.

fractional distillation
separation of volatilizable substances into a number of fractions, based on their different boiling points.
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