Describe a method to separate a mixture of common salt and sand.


The filtration method can be used to separate common salt and sand from a mixture followed by evaporation.
  • Sand can be separated from a mixture of sand and salt solution (salt dissolved in water) by filtration.
  • After filtration, the sand remains on the filter paper as a residue.
  • Common salt can now be obtained from the filtrate by boiling it.
  • Boiling causes all the evaporation of water and salt is left behind.

Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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