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Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to: 


(a) describe methods of separation and purification for the components of mixtures, to include: 

(i) use of a suitable solvent, filtration and crystallisation or evaporation 

(ii) distillation and fractional distillation 

(iii) paper chromatography (b) suggest suitable separation and purification methods, given information about the substances involved in the following types of mixtures: 

(i) solid-solid 

(ii) solid-liquid (iii) liquid-liquid (miscible) 

(c) interpret paper chromatograms (the use of Rf values is not required)

(d) deduce from the given melting point and boiling point the identities of substances and their purity 


Sample worksheet 

Separation of mixtures sample worksheet