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Homework Help: Are open-air distillation and simple distillation the same?

  1. Oct 20, 2017 #1
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    There really is no problem for this. I am just writing my procedure for orgo lab and I haven't dont any distillation before. I tried googling "open-air" distillation to see if it was equivalent to simple distillation, but I can't seem to get a straight answer.

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  3. Oct 20, 2017 #2


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    I don’t recall ever specifically using the phrase “open air distillation” (or “simple distillation,” for that matter), but I’m assuming it is in contrast to, e.g., vacuum distillation or distillation under an inert atmosphere.
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