azeotropic distillation

noun

Definition of azeotropic distillation

: distillation involving the presence of a compound that forms an azeotrope with at least one of the components of a liquid mixture which can thereby be more readily separated because of the resulting increase in the difference between the volatilities of the components of the mixture

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“Azeotropic distillation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azeotropic%20distillation. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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