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What is distillation?Which property of a substance does this process use as a basis for separation of components of a mixture?

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Distillation is a process that can be used to separate a pure liquid from a mixture of liquids. It works when the liquids have different boiling points. Distillation is commonly used to separate ethanol - the alcohol in alcoholic drinks - from water.

Difference in boiling point is the property used in distillation.


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