fractional distillation



Separation process in which the volatile components (having different boiling points) of a mixture (such as crude oil) are split from one another by heating the mixture in a column and collecting and condensing the vapors drawn from different levels of the column.

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  • We had to pay attention to the fractional distillation process in Chemistry class because if we did not, then we would have problems.

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  • If you need to work with fractional distillation you should be fully trained and well equipped to handle any problems.

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  • The fractional distillation engaged in by the chemist was a demonstration both his expertise and value he brings to the project.

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