How do you separate a mixture of salt and sugar?


A mixture of salt and sugar can be separated by using an organic solvent to dissolve the sugar. When the sugar is dissolved, it can be separated by filtering the salt from the liquid sugar.
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How to Separate a Mixture of Salt & Sugar
Learning to separate different compounds in mixtures is a valuable laboratory skill to learn, particularly learning to separate compounds that are both water-soluble. Both table salt and table sugar are water-soluble compounds, so a run-of-the-mill water... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Salt and sugar are both fine white grains. Salt has a slightly more unpleasant taste since sugar is sweet. You can separate a mixture of salt and sugar by adding alcohol, filtering out the salt, then evaporating the alcohol.
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