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Unformatted text preview: not show a distinct difference between the boiling point of water and methanol. The Fractional distillation showed a dramatic increase in temperature which represented when the methanol finished distilling and the water began to distill. We were able to determine our estimated boiling points from this data more accurately. Simple distillation is more efficient when the two compounds in the binary mixture have at least a 100 degree difference in their boiling points. Methanol and water only had a 35 degree difference; therefore, fractional distillation was more efficient. Conclusion We determined that Fractional distillation was more efficient in separating/distilling the methanol-water mixture when compared to simple distillation....
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- Spring '09