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in process liquid-liquid distribution
In connection with processes, this term often refers to the initial transfer step whereby the main solute, often together with impurities, is transferred from feed to solvent.
  1. Partition and distribution are not synonymous in this specific instance.
  2. The term extraction may be used in a more general sense.
See also: loading
PAC, 1993, 65, 2373 (Nomenclature for liquid-liquid distribution (solvent extraction) (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 2387
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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