Explore BrainMass

Fractional Distillation and Reflux Ratios

What is the significance of reflux ratio in fractional distillation? Also what exactly does the formula, Ya/Yb = Pa/Pb = PaNa/PbNb, mean in terms of fractional distillation?

Solution Summary

A definition of reflux ratio is shown, as well as the significance of certain equations associated with fractional distillation.