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The fractional distillation of crude oil

Description

This experiment simulates the industrial fractional distillation of crude oil in the laboratory.

Type of Activity

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demonstration, class practical

Audience

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Teacher

Age Group

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14 to 18 years

Credits

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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The fractional distillation of crude oil



 



 

 


 


Credits



 

This experiment simulates the industrial fractional distillation of crude oil in the laboratory.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology.

The experiment is also part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Continuing Professional Development course: Chemistry for non-specialists