posted by jerry .
What is an example of a specific mixture that could be separated with simple distillation and a specific mixture for which only fractional distillation would be used?
I think a methanol-water mixture could be done with simple distillation, since they have b.p which are further apart. But what about the other one?
Crude oil is separated by fractional distillation but that may not satisfy the requirement of being a "specific" mixture.