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Could someone describe a procedure to separate a mixture of salt, sand, and water? Would a filter work to separate the sand and salt or just the sand? How would i separate the water and salt if it is dissolved in the water?

Jodi Brooks

in Chemistry

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Cynthia Baker on March 9, 2018

A filter can be used to only separated from the sand and the water, but not salt. In order to separate the salt and the water, you should use the process of distillation. This process involves the boiling and evaporation of water occurs, leaving the salt behind as a solid. This works because salt has a higher boiling point than water.

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