What is distructive distillation.

Asked by Almin Khan | 26th May, 2014, 07:51: PM

Expert Answer:

When coal is heated without air, it does not burn but produces many by-products. This process of heating coal in the absence of air is called destructive distillation of coal.

The main by products are as follws:

  • coke
  • coal tar
  • amino acid liquor
  • coal gas
The set up for destructive distillation is as follows:

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 27th May, 2014, 10:22: AM

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