DerpSouls t1_j8qxado wrote

Distillation is a separation method that requires different boiling points of unbonded components. Such as alcohol and water.

So if there are two liquids that boil ( turn to gas) at differing temperatures then yes; it is can be distilled*.

  • There might be other factors that result in complications such as chemical bonds that trigger at temperatures

DerpSouls t1_j817j9q wrote

Boiling point of oil is much higher than water. This means when we cook something in oil it can be subjected to much hotter temperatures than water. The sizzling and popping of things in fry oil is from water boiling away.

Same principle with pressure cookers and air fryers - cook it with a medium much much hotter than boiling water can


DerpSouls t1_j816gdw wrote

The concept is called Duty Cycle.

We have a 10W of power going through a load for 10% of the time for 1W apparent load over time

It's very easy to turn switches on and off but much harder to continuously vary parameters of a circuit. It can be done but requires more moving parts (sometimes literal moving parts)

Generally speaking it is better to have continuous (analog) control over the system as fast switching creates voltage &/or current spikes in devices which will deteriorate them over time. That being said, a lot of devices don't care about those things and we can change our rate of change during the switching to also minimize damages


DerpSouls t1_irisdl1 wrote

We can over simplify it to anything that interacts with the quantum phenomenon as an observer. So any measuring apparatus becomes an observer.

This ignores any philosophical implications that may or may not be what you are looking for

To take a measurement of something we must physically interact with that thing in some capacity. Measuring acceleration or voltage or heat will always have some impact on the subject causing significant effects on quantum realm due to scale while not so significant on the macro world