Purifying by Distillation
Lecture no. 33 from the course: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Taught by Professor Ron B. Davis Jr. | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Another purification method is distillation, used for producing potable water, refining oil, and more. First, examine the fundamental laws governing this influential chemical technique. Then, get a closer look at distillation apparatuses commonly used for vaporization and condensation. Finally, learn about azeotropes—mixtures of liquids that are impossible to distill.