How will you separate a mixture of kerosene oil and water? Explain with the help of a labelled diagram.


To separate a mixture of kerosene oil and water using a separating funnel, following steps should be followed:

  • As Kerosene and water are immiscible liquids, hence, they have differences in their densities. As kerosene has a lower density, i.e., it is lighter than water. So, it will form the upper layer and water will form the lower layer.
  • On opening the stop-cock, the lower layer of water comes out first and is collected in a beaker. Kerosene is left behind in the separating funnel.

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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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