Simple distillation refers to the technique of purifying an organic liquid compound by precipitating and collecting the hot vapors coming off the boiling liquid. This method can also be used in identifying a substance by... More »

Distillation is a simple process that is used to separate pure liquids from liquid mixtures. Because distillation relies on boiling away liquid substances, only mixtures with substances with distinctively different boili... More »

Types of distillation include simple distillation, fractional distillation and destructive distillation. Distillation is the process of separating mixtures based on the differences required to change the phase (liquid to... More »

A Vigreux column is a piece of scientific equipment that is used for condensing hot vapors. It consists of a straight glass column with walls that are studded with special indentations. This piece of equipment is normall... More »

Extraction, distillation, recrystallization and chromatography are different chemical methods of separation. Extraction is useful for separating compounds with different polarities, and distillation is commonly used to p... More »

Food producers use distillation as a way to purify water by boiling it, then collecting the steam and cooling it so it condenses into a purified product. Oil refineries use fractional distillation to separate petroleum i... More »

Distilling flasks are glass flasks used to separate mixtures by distillation. A distillation flask has three parts: a spherical base, a cylindrical neck and sidearm that is connected to the flask neck. Distillation is th... More »