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Given the diagram of a laboratory apparatus:

NY Regents Chemistry Exam June 2022


39 Given the diagram of a laboratory apparatus:

This apparatus is used for which process?

(1) filtration

(2) distillation (3) chromatography

(4) electrolysis


Explanation: Filtration is a technique used to separate solid from liquid. Distillation is a technique that separates mixture components based on the process of vaporization. Chromatography separates substances based on their polarity. This apparatus is used for distillation because we see a mixture (salt water) being heated. The vapor from the water travel down the tube and condenses. It is collected in the beaker on the right.

Answer: 2


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