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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

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.

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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

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

Method of separation:

Iron is m...

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