STANDARD SEPARATION TECHNIQUES The importance of separating a mixture into its constituents cannot be over emphasized since most substances are needed in their pure form. There are many standard separation techniques. Some of these separating techniques are filtration, centrifugation and decantation. Others include sieving, magnetic separation and sublimation, evaporation, crystallization, fractional precipitation, distillation, fractional distillation, […]
METHODS OF SEPARATING MIXTURES Mixtures can be separated from applying the following methods: (A) DECANTATION Sediments can be separated from a liquid by pouring out the liquid. This process is called decantation. Experiment Put some sand in a beaker. Add about 200cm3 of water. Allow sand to settle. Pour off water carefully into another beaker.