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The number of theoretical plates is crucial for a good separation in fractional distillation, but...

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The number of theoretical plates is crucial for a good separation in fractional distillation, but is not the only factor that would effect the results of the degree of separation. Give one other factor that can contribute to the success of fractional distillation? PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER!

Theoretical plates:

It is a physical separation process of phases in the liquid at equilibrium stage. This is on the concept of plate theory of separation. Normal distillation process possesses only of the single theoretical plate.

Answer and Explanation:

Another factor which can contribute to the success of fractional distillation is the difference in boiling points of liquids.

If the difference in...

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