The fragrance of flowers is due to the presence
Question:

The fragrance of flowers is due to the presence of some steam volatile organic

compounds called essential oils. These are generally insoluble in water at

room temperature but are miscible with water vapour in the vapour phase. A

a suitable method for the extraction of these oils from the flowers is:

(i) Distillation

(ii) Crystallisation

(iii) Distillation under reduced pressure

(iv) Steam distillation

Solution:

Option (iv) Steam distillation is the answer.

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