Simple and fractional distillation lab report discussion
Organic Lab 1: Fractional DistillationDiscussion:With the purpose of the experiment being to identify the 30 mL of unknown liquid, the theoretical basis of simple and fractional distillation must be deconstructed and applied to the data obtained describing the liquid in question. Simple distillation is a separation technique which can be used to separate and purify distillates from a liquid mixture which ideally contains one volatile and one non-volatile compound.
If such ideal conditions are not possible—as is usually the case—then simple distillation can be applied as long as the liquid in question is composed of compounds that differ in volatility such that their boiling points differ by at least 40 to 50 degrees Celsius. Objective: To perform a simple distillation and fractional distillation experiments of the known sample and based on the data obtained from both the experiments, plot distillation curves for both simple and fractional distillation experiments.
Discussion and Conclusion This experiment was meant to demonstrate how a mixture of two different components with different vapor pressures can be separated by fractional distillation. The theory behind fractional distillation is dependent on the idea that at every given temperature of the mixture, the.