initial boiling point


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initial boiling point

[i′nish·əl ′bȯil·iŋ ‚pȯint]
(chemical engineering)
According to American Society for Testing and Materials petroleum-analysis distillation procedures, the recorded temperature when the first drop of distilled vapor is liquefied and falls from the end of the condenser.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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