Fractional distillation

This lesson will describe the process of fractional distillation. We will use the physical trends of the alkanes to explain why the process works and we will look at the uses of the products in everyday life.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Crude oil is a finite resource. What does this mean?

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Q2.How can we describe a compound that has no double bonds?

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Q3.How is crude oil created?

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Q4.Which of the alkanes has the formula: CH₄?

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Q5.If an alkane has 5 carbon atoms, how many hydrogen atoms must it have?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Crude oil is a finite resource. What does this mean?

1/5

Q2.How can we describe a compound that has no double bonds?

2/5

Q3.How is crude oil created?

3/5

Q4.Which of the alkanes has the formula: CH₄?

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Q5.If an alkane has 5 carbon atoms, how many hydrogen atoms must it have?

5/5

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Quiz:

Fractional distillation

This quiz will test your knowledge from today's lesson and your prior learning.

Q1.Fractional distillation separates out hydrocarbons based on their...

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Q2.What is the majority of crude oil made up of?

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Q3.The intermolecular forces holding together short-chain hydrocarbon molecules are...

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Q4.Which of the following is not a product of fractional distillation?

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Q5.Why do long-chain hydrocarbons have higher boiling points?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Fractional distillation

This quiz will test your knowledge from today's lesson and your prior learning.

Q1.Fractional distillation separates out hydrocarbons based on their...

1/5

Q2.What is the majority of crude oil made up of?

2/5

Q3.The intermolecular forces holding together short-chain hydrocarbon molecules are...

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is not a product of fractional distillation?

4/5

Q5.Why do long-chain hydrocarbons have higher boiling points?

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Lesson summary: Fractional distillation

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