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Learning Exercise: DISTILLATION SIMULATION

Title:
DISTILLATION SIMULATION
Material:
Description:
This website can be used in conjunction with the lab I do on how crude oil is refined (fractional distillation). The flash animation shows how crude oil travels through a refinery and how each fraction separates and the boiling points of each fraction. I feel that the animation would be the most helpful after the lab is complete and we are moving into the discussion mode of the lab. The distillation lab I use was adapted from a SEPUP activity.
Course: Environmental Science

Info

Submitted by:
Michael Haider
Date Last Modified:
June 30, 2005

Exercise

Categories

Audience

  • High School

Topics

Environmental Science, Earth Science, Organic Chemistry

Type of Task

  • Teacher-centered

Technical Notes

You need a distillation apparatus to distill some form of simulated crude oil (water, methanol, glycerin). Then take density values, viscosity, boiling points, etc. to identify the fractions.