What is FRACTIONAL DISTILLATION?

affords the means of separating, more or less, theseveral constituents of mixed distillable liquids, by collecting the portions or fractions which pass over at varying temperatures. For example, alcohol boils at 78 degrees C. and aniline at 185 degrees C., so that a mixture of the two substances can be separated by this process.

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