Paheli was feeling thirsty but there was only a pot of water at home which was muddy and unfit for drinking. How do you think Paheli would have made this water fit for drinking if the following materials were available to her.
[Alum, tub, muslin cloth, gas stove, thread, pan and lid.]

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 6

The following steps can be used to purify water:
  1. Filter the muddy water with the help of muslin cloth.
  2. Tie the piece of alum with thread and sink in water for some time and then leave water undisturbed.
  3. After some time, the impurities will settle down and the water from the top can be decanted.
  4. Boil the decanted water for about 10 minutes in a covered pan. Cool and filter the water.
  5. The filtered water is now fit for drinking.
Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:20:12