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Ester be separated from other liquids using fractional distillation?

  1. May 26, 2005 #1
    After esterification, can the ester be separated from other liquids using fractional distillation?
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  3. May 26, 2005 #2
    I don't see why it couldn't, though the difference in boiling points would determine how efficient it was.
  4. May 27, 2005 #3
    ok thanks. that was a planning exam i just did, and some people said fract. distillation is wrong, i just wanted to make sure that it is "correct" to do it.

  5. May 27, 2005 #4


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    what are you referring to transesterification?
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