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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 1, Problem 22GQ
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Small chips of iron are mixed with sand (see photo). Is this a homogeneous or heterogeneous mixture? Suggest a way to separate the iron from the sand.

Chapter 1, Problem 22GQ, Small chips of iron are mixed with sand (see photo). Is this a homogeneous or heterogeneous mixture?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

A method to separate iron from sand has to be given and the given mixture is a homogenous or heterogenous has to be stated.

Concept introduction:

Heterogeneous Mixture: The uneven texture of the material often can be deducted by the naked eye.  In heterogeneous mixture the properties in one region are different from those in another region.

Homogeneous Mixture: Mixture consists of two or more substances in the same phase.

Explanation of Solution

The given mixture is heterogeneous because it consist of visibly different substances.

Method of separation:

Iron is m...

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