Separation of a mixture of liquids by distillation

Article no. P1132500 | Type: Experiments

10 Minutes
10 Minutes
grades 7-10


The separation of liquid mixtures can be achieved by a simple distillation.  In this experiment a liquid mixture of water and ethanol is distilled by using a distillation column. Various fractions of the distillate are obtained with the help of a rotatable receiver. The composition (ethanol and water) of the individual fractions is determined by a measurement of the density.


Learning objectives

  • Principle set-up of a destillation apparatus
  • Seperation of liquid mixtures
  • Composition of an ethanol/water-mixture

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