What is the difference between distillation and steam distillation?

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Distillation Steam Distillation

Used for the purification of the compounds that are non-volatile impurities or liquids,

which don't decompose on boiling. In other words, we can say distiilation is used to 

separate the volatile liquids from non-volatile impurities or a mixture of liquids having

sufficient Boiling point difference.

 

Used to purify the organic compounds, which is steam volatile and immiscible with water.

 

 The mixture of petrol and kerosene is separated by this method.

The mixture of water and aniline can be separated by this method.

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