fractional distillationnoun [ U ]uk /ˌfræk.ʃən.əl dɪs.tɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌfræk.ʃən.əl dɪs.təˈleɪ.ʃən/ specialized
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- In this fractional distillation a vast variety of products are now obtained.
- The ethers are returned as ethyl acetate, but from fractional distillation amyl acetate was found to be present.
- This apparatus was the forerunner of that used to-day, for effecting the separation of liquids which boil at different temperatures, by the process called fractional distillation.