Organic chemistry steam distillation lab report
In the mixture one liquid cannot mix the properties of the other. So each liquid behaves as if the other is not present. Hence the mixture of two immiscible liquid will boil at a lower temperature than the normal boiling point. So this method can be used for purifying liquids with very high boiling points.e.g. Aniline.If water is used as one of the immiscible liquids the method is called steam distillation.