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Innovating Science™ Fractional Distillation

Ideal for studying topics such as boiling and condensation points, conservation of matter. Innovating Science™ Fractional Distillation is a fractional distillation experiment to simulate the fractionation of crude oil.

Supplier:  Innovating Science™ IS2521

Catalog No. S42859

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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol and Phthalates, which are known to the State of California to cause and reproductive harm.



  • Crude oil is a complex mixture of many useful hydrocarbons such as gasoline, kerosene, butane, and motor oil
  • In order to be of use, these hydrocarbons must first be separated from each other
  • This Fractional Distillation lab activity allows students to complete a fractional distillation experiment that simulates the fractionation of crude oil
  • Topics such as boiling and condensation points, conservation of matter, and forces between molecules are covered as they factor into how a distillation is performed
  • This kit contains enough material for 15 groups
  • Teacher's Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included
  • Kit Includes:
    • Simulated Crude Oil (450 mL)
    • 15 Rubber Stoppers
    • 15 pieces Tubing
    • 30 Disposable Cups


Product SDSs
13 to 20
1 Kit
9 x 9 x 9 in.
General Chemistry
7 to 14
Science Education
3.35 lb.


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