Simple distillation

Distillation separates a liquid from a solution. For example, water can be separated from salty water by simple distillation. This method works because the water evaporates from the solution, but is then cooled and condensed into a separate container. The salt does not evaporate and so it stays behind.

Separating a liquid from a solution

Salty water is heated.

Simple distillation

1. Salty water is heated