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Question - A mixture that contains 46 wt% acetone (CH3COCH3), 27% acetic acid (CH3COOH), and 27% acetic anhydride [(CH3CO) 2O] is distilled at P = 1 atm. The feed enters the distillation column at T = 348 K at a rate of 15,000 kg/h. The distillate (overhead product) is essentially pure acetone, and the bottoms product contains 1% of the acetone in the feed. The vapor effluent from the top of the column enters a condenser at 329 K and emerges as a liquid at 303 K. Half of the condensate is withdrawn as the overhead product, and the remainder is refluxed back to the column. The liquid leaving the bottom of the column goes into a steam-heated re-boiler, in which it is partially vaporized. The vapor leaving the re-boiler is returned to the column a ...Read More

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