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What does it mean when something is distilled?

When you distill something, you are boiling it down to its essence — its most important part. The original meaning of distill comes from the process of making alcohol, known as distilling, in which all the impurities of a substance are vaporized and its pure, high-alcohol condensation collected.

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Hereof, what is the meaning of distilled water?

Distilled water is water that has been boiled into vapor and condensed back into liquid in a separate container. Impurities in the original water that do not boil below or near the boiling point of water remain in the original container. Thus, distilled water is one type of purified water.

Secondly, how can I make distilled water at home? Here's what to do:

  1. Put the baking rack on the bottom of the stainless-steel pot.
  2. Fill the pot half way with tap water.
  3. Place the glass bowl in the pot, so that it floats on the surface of the water.
  4. Turn the pot cover upside down and place it on top of the pot.
  5. Fill the inverted pot cover with ice.

Similarly, it is asked, how do you distill something?

Method 2 of 2: Distilling with Lab Materials

  1. Know the boiling point of the substance you want to distill.
  2. Pour the liquid into a distilling flask.
  3. Place the distilling flask over the heat source.
  4. Connect the condenser.
  5. Connect the "pig" if you're doing vacuum distillation.

How do you spell distilled water?

noun. water from which impurities, as dissolved salts and colloidal particles, have been removed by one or more processes of distillation; chemically pure water.

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