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Video Description

In this episode on Fractional Distillation & Properties of Hydrocarbons, James discusses the following content:

  • Separating hydrocarbons using the process of fractional distillation.
  • Examples of common chemicals produced from crude oil fractions.
  • Understanding the properties of hydrocarbons and how these can be exploited through fractional distillation to separate hydrocarbons.

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James Boyce

James has a Masters in Pharmacy from the University of Reading. He went on to combine his passion for education with his strong scientific background, qualifying as a teacher in 2014. He currently teaches GCSE and A-level chemistry at a secondary school in Berkshire.

Outside of teaching James writes his own music, and penned the title track for Positive Charge.

Organic Chemistry (OCR A Combined)