At the end of this chapter you should be able to satisfy the following objectives:
1. Explain why multicomponent distillation is trial and error
2. Make appropriate assumptions and solve the external mass balances
3. Explain the flow, temperature, and composition profiles for multicomponent distillation
4. Do stage-by-stage calculations for distillation with no HNKs or no LNKs
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