ACT Science 2.6 Research Summary Passage
ACT Science: Research Summary Passage Drill 2, Problem 6. Which of the following is most likely not a critical component of the distillation chamber?
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And here are the potential answers...
This question is all about distillation chambers.
Woohoo! Fun times! Wait...what are distillation chambers again?
Scientists use distillation apparatuses to separate components.
In this case, the liquid is boiled, leaving any precipitate
that was once dissolved in the solution.
Liquid water turned into water vapor.
That must mean that the distillation chamber
has to have a hole for the water vapor to escape.
So we can get rid of answer A. And, if we think about how liquid is boiled,
we can get rid of C also.
The chamber has to have a source of heat for the water to boil, so heating IS a critical component.
Hmm, seems like an important part of the distillation
chamber is... the chamber itself. Otherwise, we wouldn't have a place to do our distilling.
So B is pretty important. It is in the name of the thing, after all.
So that leaves us with D, filter paper.
The chamber doesn't need filter paper to function...the salt would fall right through it anyway.