Vigreux column

noun Vi·greux column \vēˈgrə̄-\

Definition of Vigreux column

  1. :  a long unpacked glass tube for use in laboratory fractional distillation that is characterized by many deep pointed indentations in its sidewall and has an opening at the top for a thermometer and a side arm near the top for attachment to a condenser

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Origin and Etymology of vigreux column

probably after Léon Vigreux †1891 French hydraulic engineer


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