How could I separate a mixture of salt and sugar?

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Separating a mixture of salt and sugar is actually quite easy. Athough sugar is soluble in any type of alcohol, salt on the other hand is not. If you want to separate the two, first mix both salt and sugar in any type of alcoholic beverage. Once you do that, if you now filter the beverage, you will be able to obtain the salt. However, since the sugar is soluble in alcohol, you need to obtain it in a different manner.

Once you have filtered the beverage and gotten the salt, evaporating the alcohol and sugar mixture...

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saroh2003 | Student

i am with cambtone and others If it is a dry mixture, then you can use 100% alcohol which will dissolve the sugar, but not the salt (which can be filtered off).  The alcohol has to be evaporated to YIELD the sugar.

jess1999 | Student

Sugar is soluble in organic matter such as alcohol. Salt itself is insoluble to alcohol. In order to separate sugar and salt , you can add alcohol to the mixture. Later, filter out the salt . Finally, evaporate the the alcohol and the only thing remaining of the mixture would be the sugar.

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Chantelm | Student

You can separate a mixture of Salt and sugar by mixing it with alcohol which then yields salt and you filter the remaining solution to get the sugar.

nicole8923 | Student

Though Filtration!

Jyotsana | Student

To separate the salt and sugar, first you have mix the salt and water in the alcohol through filtration and then you use evaporation to separate the salt and sugar.

parama9000 | Student

Mix the salt and water with any alcohol and through filtration, the salt and sugar can be retrieved. Then use evaporation to dryness, and Voila, you have it!

Yojana_Thapa | Student

You have to mix the salt and water in any alcohol, than you filter , once you do that you will get the salt! Than you use the method evapoaration, your salt and sugar will separate!

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wescarlyon337 | Student

Mix the suger and in alcohol and filter the solution to get the salt. Then evaporate the alcohol sugar mixture and you will be left with the sugar.

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