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Fractionating column

(chem) a long vertical cylinder used in fractional distillation, in which internal reflux enables separation of high and low boiling fractions to take place


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    [frak-shuh-ney-shuh n] /ˌfræk ʃəˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the state of being . 3. Military. the division of a missile’s payload into several warheads. fractionation frac·tion·a·tion (frāk’shə-nā’shən) n. fractionation (frāk’shə-nā’shən) The separation of a chemical compound into components by fractional crystallization or fractional distillation.

  • Fractionator

    [frak-shuh-ney-ter] /ˈfræk ʃəˌneɪ tər/ noun 1. Chemistry. an apparatus for fractional distillation. Compare . 2. any apparatus capable of separating complex liquid substances, as blood, into their component parts.

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    [frak-shuh n] /ˈfræk ʃən/ noun 1. Mathematics. 2. Chemistry. (in a volatile mixture) a component whose range of boiling point temperatures allows it to be separated from other components by fractionation. 3. a part as distinct from the whole of anything; portion or section: The meeting started with a fraction of us present. 4. a […]

  • Fractionize

    [frak-shuh-nahyz] /ˈfræk ʃəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), fractionized, fractionizing. 1. to divide into . /ˈfrækʃəˌnaɪz/ verb 1. to divide (a number or quantity) into fractions

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