Fractional Distillation

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An illustration of various fractional distillation devices. fractional distillation must be used in order to separate the components well by repeated vaporization-condensation cycles within a packed fractionating column. This separation, by successive distillations, is also referred to as rectification.


Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th ed., vol. 8) (New York, NY: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company, 1910)


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