fractional crystallization

  1. chem the process of separating the components of a solution on the basis of their different solubilities, by means of evaporating the solution until the least soluble component crystallizes out

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How to use fractional crystallization in a sentence

  • The pure chloride of this body and barium can be prepared together and then separated by fractional crystallization.

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Scientific definitions for fractional crystallization

fractional crystallization

[ frăkshə-nəl ]

  1. A process by which a chemical compound is separated into components by crystallization. In fractional crystallization the compound is mixed with a solvent, heated, and then gradually cooled so that, as each of its constituent components crystallizes, it can be removed in its pure form from the solution.

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