what are azeotrops?

Asked by  | 28th Jul, 2008, 10:48: AM

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An azeotrope is a mixture of two or more pure compounds (chemicals) in such a ratio that its composition cannot be changed by simple distilation. This is because when an azeotrope is boiled, the resulting vapour has the same ratio of constituents as the original mixture of liquids. As the composition is unchanged by boiling, azeotropes are also known as constant boiling mixtures

Answered by  | 28th Jul, 2008, 11:49: PM

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