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Fractional Distillation *suitable for home teaching*

This film, from Twig World, looks at how the industrial process of fractional distillation transforms crude oil into a variety of products, from plane fuel to road surfacing. The key points made in the film are:

  • Extraction of crude oil from Fractional Distillation gives us many useful products.
  • First it is heated to a vapour and pumped into a tall tower.
  • As it travels up, liquids of different boiling points are collected.
  • For example, Naptha is used for plastics and petrol is used for fuel.

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