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Seperation Of Ipa+Water Using Vacuum Distillation.

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#1 Rohan@26


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:48 AM

Can IPA and WATER can be separated by vacuum distillation without any packing or reflux line?

#2 PhilippM


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:30 AM

You should probably be more specific when talking about chemical substances, I only know "IPA" as an abbreviation for Indian Pale Ale.

I'll assume that you mean isopropyl alcohol, which forms an azeotrope with water under atmospheric conditions, so it can't be separated with normal distillation and instead requires azeotropic distillation. Not sure about vacuum though.


Separation with distillation without any packing (or trays) or reflux is usually only possible for mixtures with a very high relative volatility.

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