# How is fractional distillation capable of purifying drinking water?

Aug 30, 2017

$\left(i\right)$ The impurities are volatile. And thus simply distil the water, and collect the fraction coming across as $100$ ""^@C, and discard the lower boiling point fraction.......
$\left(i i\right)$ The impurities are involatile. And again simply distil the water , and collect the fraction at coming across as $100$ ""^@C. The still pot retains the involatile impurities.