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What is meant by fractional distillation ? What is the principle on which it is based ?

What is meant by fractional distillation ? What is the principle on which it is based ?

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 9723 Points
8 months ago
Petroleum is mixture of various hydrocarbons having different boiling points. As the number of carbon atoms increase, the boiling point also increases. This property is used to separate the different components of petroleum and is known as fractional distillation.

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