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Distilling toluene and benzene - Application of Phase rule

When distilling toluene and benzene under equilibrium conditions can equilibrium be maintained if a) pressure is changed and if b) pressure and temp are changed? Explain by phase rule

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Gibbs' phase rule can be expressed as:
<br>F = c - p + 2
<br>where, F is the number of degrees of freedom, c is the number of components ...

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