Lab 704 - Diane Gomes Experiment 704: Separating...

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Diane Gomes Experiment 704: Separating Cyclohexane and Toluene by Distillation Laboratory Report I. Introduction The purpose of this experiment is to separate two miscible liquids by microscale process using simple and fractional distillation, and to compare the efficiencies of simple and fractional distillation. Distillation is a technique used in organic chemistry to separate compounds based on differences in their boiling points. Many organic compounds are volatile, or have very low boiling points and very high vapor pressures. In distillation, the volatile compounds are heated to boiling in one container, called the pot. The vapors are cooled and re- liquefied by passing them through a water-cooled condenser, and collected in a separate container, or the receiver. The purpose of this technique is to remove a volatile solvent from a nonvolatile product, to separate a volatile product from nonvolatile impurities, or to separate two or more volatile products that have sufficiently different boiling points. II. Procedure
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