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Why is steam distillation rather than a simple distillation used to isolate eugenol?

My answer is because the temperature goes nowhere near their boiling points, which minimises the risk of decompostion.

Is it that right? If not then don't you mind if you can explain to me please. Thank!

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    You're right.

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    Thank you!

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