fractional distillation


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fractional distillation

n.
Distillation to separate volatile chemical substances in which the products are collected in a series of separate fractions, each with a higher boiling point than the previous fraction.

fractional distillation

n
1. (Chemistry) the process of separating the constituents of a liquid mixture by heating it and condensing separately the components according to their different boiling points
2. (Chemistry) a distillation in which the vapour is brought into contact with a countercurrent of condensed liquid to increase the purity of the final products
Sometimes shortened to: distillation
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Noun1.fractional distillation - fractionation of a liquid by distillation
fractional process, fractionation - a process that uses heat to separate a substance into its components
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