# Is distillation a physical change?

Jan 18, 2018

My word.....

#### Explanation:

Physical changes are largely changes of state....$\text{solid to liquid}$....$\text{liquid to solid}$...or $\text{liquid to gas}$, the which occurs in $\text{distillation}$.

And so for an example...

$\text{ice"stackrel"melting"rarr"water"stackrel"boiling/distillation"rarr"steam}$

$\text{steam"stackrel"condensation"rarr"water"stackrel"fusion"rarr"ice}$

These are all phase changes, and hence examples of $\text{physical change}$...