Camphor can easily be purified by the process of (A) Sublimation (B) Distillation (C) Crystallization (D) Sedimentation​

Answer: (A) Sublimation

Camphor can easily be purified by the process of sublimation.

  • Sublimation is used for separating substances with on heating change directly into vapour.
  • Camphor gets directly converted to its gaseous state, leaving the salt behind.
  • Camphor is separated from NaCl by Sublimation.
  • On heating, camphor is collected on the inner surface of the inverted funnel while NaCl left in the dish.
  • When a mixture of NaCl and camphor is heated, camphor sublimes and its vapours are obtained.

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