Hempel column

Hem·​pel column | \ ˈhempəl- \

Definition of Hempel column

: a vertical column for fractional distillation filled with glass beads and provided with a side tube for exit of the vapors

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History and Etymology for Hempel column

after Walter Hempel †1916 German chemist

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“Hempel column.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hempel%20column. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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