Separation of Mixtures Edit

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 Edit

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