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Unformatted text preview: pounds. In steam distillation, a mixture of immiscible liquids, one component of which is water, is co- distilled at a temperature that is lower than the boiling points of the individual components. This is because the total vapor pressure of Ptot of an immiscible liquid mixture is the sum of the individual vapor pressures that each that component would exert if it were a pure liquid. When Ptot equals the atmospheric pressure, the mixture boils. Since many essential oils contains liquids that may not survive...
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