why cant zinc be refined by distillation method ?
(12th class question)
(chapter: isolation of element)
(topic:refining)

Asked by Ritusha Kulkarni | 6th May, 2015, 07:52: PM

Expert Answer:

Volatile metals like Hg, Cd and Zn are refined by distillation method.

In this process the impure metal is heated in a retort due to which the pure metal distills over and is collected in the receiver while the non-volatile impurities are left behind.

The volatile compounds are further separated by distillation to get the pure metal.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 7th May, 2015, 10:42: AM