What is distillation?

  • (noun): A purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling.
    Synonyms: distillate
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Distillation is a method of separating mixtures based on differences in volatilities of components in a boiling liquid mixture. Distillation is a unit operation, or a physical separation process, and not a chemical reaction.

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More definitions of "distillation":

  • (noun): The process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors.
    Synonyms: distillment

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