Separating Mixtures

Photo of distillation equipment

After our experiments to evaporate the water from soft drink and create crystals from a filtered copper sulphate solution, we will have an assessment task – separating rice grains, salt, iron filings and sand from a mixture of these components.

Here are some sites to help you learn more about separating mixtures:

A worksheet to complete:

Separating salt and sand:

Separating iron from sand;


Bitesize Chemistry:



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