Chemistry Practicals Class 9

Separating a mixture of two miscible liquids by distillation

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About Simulation

  • With this simulation, you will develop a practical understanding of simple distillation principles by immersing yourself in a dynamic and engaging exploration of the separation process between acetone and water mixture.
  • Gain insight into the fundamental principle of distillation and its utility in separating miscible liquids, enriching your comprehension of this essential chemical process.
  • Acquire knowledge of the setup and operation of a distillation apparatus, including its heating and cooling components, through interactive simulations that emulate real-world scenarios.
  • Delve into the concept of boiling point and its pivotal role in the separation of acetone and water, fostering a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms driving the distillation process.

Chemistry Practical Class

  • Through exploration, you can grasp the intricacies of distillation and its significance in various chemical applications.

Simulation Details

Duration – 30 Minutes
Easily Accessible
Languages – Odia & English
Platforms – Android & Windows


Simple distillation:

Simple distillation is a method used for the separation of components of a mixture containing two miscible liquids that boil without decomposition and have sufficient differences in their boiling points.

The distillation process involves heating a liquid to its boiling points and transferring the vapours into the cold portion of the apparatus, then condensing the vapours and collecting the condensed liquid in a container. In this process, when the temperature of a liquid rises, the vapour pressure of the liquid increases. When the vapour pressure of the liquid and the atmospheric pressure reaches the same level, the liquid passes into its vapour state. The vapours pass over the heated portion of the apparatus until they come into contact with the cold surface of the water-cooled condenser. When the vapour cools, it condenses and passes down the condenser and is collected into a receiver through the vacuum adapter.

Chemistry Practical Class


  • Separation of acetone and water.
  • Distillation of alcohol.

Fractional distillation:

Fractional distillation is used for the separation of a mixture of two or more miscible liquids for which the difference in boiling points is less than 25K. The apparatus for fractional distillation is similar to that of simple distillation, except that a fractionating column is fitted in between the distillation flask and the condenser.

A simple fractionating column is a tube packed with glass beads. The beads provide a surface for the vapours to cool and condense repeatedly. When vapours of a mixture are passed through the fractionating column, because of the repeated condensation and evaporation, the vapours of the liquid with the lower boiling point first pass out of the fractionating column, condense and are collected in the receiver flask. The other liquid, with a slightly higher boiling point, can be collected similarly in another receiver flask.

Chemistry Practical Class


  • Separation of different fractions from petroleum products.
  • Separation of a mixture of methanol and ethanol.

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Requirements for this Science Experiment

Acetone-water mixture RB flask Thermometer Water condenser Thermometer adaptor Three-way adaptor Stand with a clamp Porcelain chips Rubber tubes Bunsen burner Wire gauze Tripod Stand

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