Separation of Mixtures[]

Most naturally occurring samples are solution or mechanical mixtures. To separate mixtures into it's individual components, there are multiple methods to do so. First of all, you need to find a physical property that is different for each component.

An example would be: a large deposits of rock salt.


-Add water (H2O) to dissolve the water

-Filter the soil or sand

-Evaporate the water to recrystallize the salt

Methods of Separation of Mixtures[]

  1. Filtration
  2. Distillation
  3. Evaporation
  4. Precipitation
  5. Use of Magnetic Properties
  6. Sedimentation
  7. Chromatogarphy