Vacuum distillation setup with label
The water supply (inlet) is connected on the bottom end, while the outlet goes either back to the sink or to the inlet of another water-jacketed condenser. The setup should be clamped in two positions only: the neck of the round bottom flasks. The setup has to have a pressure release opening (usually the vacuum adapter). Otherwise teh entire setup will blow apart upon heating. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
(October 2014) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message). Clickon the blue link distillationapparatus to see an animation of one way to set up a distillationapparatus. Below is another picture ofa distillation apparatus which uses rubber stoppers rather than the more modernstandard taper glass connections.Many of thehazards associated with the distillation process have been discussed inprevious sections (glassware, flowing water, heating devices).
Description Simple distillation apparatus.svgSimple DistillationsDate25 November 2007Source PNG by User:Quantockgoblin, SVG adaptation by User:SlashmePermission( Reusing this file)Own work, all rights released (public domain)Other versions. This applies worldwide.UpdatedFebruary 15, 2017.Distillation is a method of separating or purifying liquids based on their different boiling points. That can get expensive, so here is an example of how to set up a distillation apparatus from standard chemistry equipment.
You can customize your setup based on what you have on hand. Turning a vapor to aliquid.Remember these. They show up on quizzes. Use the guidelines below to pick your specialsituation, and turn to that section.