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Distillation Lab - greater barrier the distillate has to...

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Distillation of MeOH-Water Mixture 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 0 5 10 15 20 25 Volume of Distillate (mL) Temperature (°C) Simple Column Vigreux Column Glass Beads Carborundum Chips The curves ranked by decreasing efficiency are Carborundum chips, glass beads, Vigreux column, and simple column. This was the expected outcome. Since the definition of vapor pressure includes that a substance will always have some molecules in the vapor phase, the
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Unformatted text preview: greater barrier the distillate has to pass through before condensing again, the purer it will be. Obviously, the Carborundum chips provide the greatest surface area through which the distillate vapor has to pass, and therefore it is the most accurate....
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