Definition of destructive distillation in English:
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
Decomposition of a solid by heating it in a closed container and collecting the volatile constituents given off.
- Historically acetone was prepared by the destructive distillation of wood, followed by fractional distillation of the product.
- I used to know this as destructive distillation of coal, but I believe there is a more modern term.
- It can be obtained by the destructive distillation of wood, and can also be produced from acetylene and water using an oxidation process with air.
Definition of destructive distillation in:
- US English dictionary
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