Definition of Fractional distillation
1. Noun. Fractionation of a liquid by distillation.
Medical Definition of Fractional distillation
1. Distillation of a compound liquid at varying degrees of heat whereby the components of different boiling points are collected separately. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Fractional distillation
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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"HIS apparatus for fractional distillation of mixtures of liquids of different boiling points is constructed on the ..."
2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1863)
"On the Distillation of Mixtures: a Contribution to Theory of fractional distillation." By JA WANKLYN, Esq. Communicated by Dr. FRANKLAND. ..."
3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"fractional distillation. 98 When a mixture of two liquids whose boiling-points do not lie close together is subjected to distillation, a large portion of ..."
4. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederick Holleman, Andrew Jamieson Walker, Owen E. Mott (1907)
"§22] fractional distillation. condenses the less volatile part of the vapour ... A mixture of liquids cannot always be separated by fractional distillation. ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... the labour spent upon this adds about 10s. per Ib to the expense of the oil, and the same end is practically attained by the fractional distillation. ..."
6. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann (1898)
"fractional distillation is an analytical process closely related to the determination of the boiling and subliming points of organic bodies, ..."