A process used to separate a liquid from a solution, e.g. to get pure water from salt water. All or some portion of a substance is vapourized and then condensed and collected.

Distillation Per Ascensum

Distillation with the collecting vessel above the heated vessel.

Distillation Per Decensum

Any distillation where the collecting vessel is below the heated vessel.

Distillation Per Obliquium

Distillation in a retort used for substances of

Distillation with Addition

Adding some substance prior to distillation that will aid the process by:

See also: Distillate, Faints, Fractional Distillation, Vacuum Distillation, Woulfe Bottle.

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Subjects: Chemistry