Hardware to do simple distillation experiments.
- Investigate the distillation process with NeuLog sensors
- Requires NeuLog temperature logger sensor
Distillation is a method for separating mixtures based on their different boiling points. The separation is conducted by boiling and condensation. What happens to the temperature of a liquid during the boiling process? You might think that the temperature goes up smoothly; but this is not so. The graph of temperature against time is called a heating curve. In general; the longer the heating continues; the temperature goes up. However; there are horizontal flat parts on the graph which happen when there is a change of state. The plateaus are also called phase changes.
With this kit you will be able to investigate this fascinating behavior through measurements of both pure water and a mixture of water and alcohol or acetone. This kit allows students to visualize heating curves and to understand the concept of distillation.