King, C. Judson University of California, Berkeley, California.
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A method for separating liquid mixtures by vaporization and condensation. As a separation technique, distillation exploits the fact that when a liquid is partially vaporized the compositions of the two phases are different. By separating the phases and repeating the procedure, it is often possible to separate the original mixture completely. See also: Phase equilibrium
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