Problem: Two beakers contain clear, colorless liquids. When the contents of the beakers are mixed, a white solid is formed.What would be the most convenient way to separate the newly formed white solid from the liquid mixture?

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A mixture is made up of two or more substances and are not chemically combined.

▪ in this form, each component maintains its individual physical properties
▪ the substances in the mixture can be separated physically using different methods.


Filtration is a technique that involves the separation of an insoluble solid from a liquid using a filter paper
insoluble solid → left behind on the filter paper (known as the residue)
solvent/liquid passes through the filter paper (known as the filtrate)

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Two beakers contain clear, colorless liquids. When the contents of the beakers are mixed, a white solid is formed.

What would be the most convenient way to separate the newly formed white solid from the liquid mixture?

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