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Why is coal subjected to destructive distillation and not simple distillation

Why is coal subjected to destructive distillation and not simple distillation

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Arun
25758 Points
4 years ago
Dear Student
 

When coal is heated without air, it does not burn but produces many by-products. This process of heating coal in the absence of air is called destructive distillation of coal.

The main by products are:

  • coke
  • coal tar
  • amino acid liquor
  • coal gas

The destructive distillation of coal can be carried out in the laboratory

 

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Arun (askIITians forum expert)

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