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How can you separate a homogenous mixture?  

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ferii | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 29, 2008 at 9:13 AM via web

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How can you separate a homogenous mixture?


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sciencesolve | Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM (Answer #3)

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The homogeneous mixtures that are represented by a single uniform phase, throughout the entire mixture, can be separated using the properties of the components that participate in mixture.

One method of separation of homogeneous mixtures is called chromatography (analytical or preparative) and it involves two stages: mobil stage and stationary stage.

Other method of separation of homogeneous mixtures is called distillation and it is based on the various boiling points of the component of mixture. Heating the mixture, the component that has the lowest boiling point will evaporate and the separation can be done.

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pranav | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 29, 2008 at 7:06 PM (Answer #1)

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 You can separate the homogeneous mixture by using fractional distillation method.This is based upon the boiling point of the each substance.One more method that is chromatography can also be used to separate the homogeneous mixture.


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cylassie | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:54 PM (Answer #2)

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A pure substance is just that, pure, only one type of element or compound and it can't be separated into other substances. (a note about PURE: 100% pure is virtually impossible, but we can get close)

An example of a Homogeneous mixture being separated is 'homogenized' milk.  Just let it set on the counter for a day or two and you'll see it separate into whey and fat.  Milk has to be 'homogenized' to break the fat up into small enough particles that it will stay in solution and not separate out.

Filtering and distillation are to physical means of separating homogenous mixtures.

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Yojana_Thapa | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted January 25, 2014 at 10:19 PM (Answer #4)

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You can separate a homogeneous mixture by Evaporation based on boiling point, distillation based on boiling point, and chromatography based on the fact that different colors travel different distance in a solid. 

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parama9000 | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 30, 2014 at 4:06 PM (Answer #5)

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Chromatography,  evaporation,  distillation are some methods.

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