What Is Distillation? - Definition, Process & Apparatus


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Which of the following is not a step in the process of distillation?

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1. What is the first step in the process of distillation?

2. In what situation would a chemist use distillation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the distillation process with this quiz and worksheet combination. You will be asked about topics like the steps in the process and the equipment used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to check your comprehension of:

  • The steps in the distillation process
  • What happens in the condenser
  • The functions of the apparatus used in the distillation process
  • Why a chemist would use distillation

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice these skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of distillation
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about water vapor in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define collection flask, fractionating column, condenser, and retort stand
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the distillation process

and its purpose

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called What is Distillation? - Definition, Process & Apparatus for more details about this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining the process of distillation step by step
  • Identifying the distillation apparatus
  • Understanding how to separate compounds with similar boiling points