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Difference between Distillation and fractionation?


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January 04, 2013 12:45PM

Distillation is a method of separating mixtures based on differences in volatility of components in a boiling liquid mixture.

Fractionation is a separation process in which a certain quantity of a mixture (solid, liquid, solute, suspension or i) is divided up in a number of smaller quantities (fractions) in which the isotope composition varies according to a gradient.

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