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Can an element be separated into its elements using physical properties?

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December 21, 2014 2:25PM

An element is the basic purist substance , it is composed of atoms of same kind ,not of elements hence an element can't be separated in elements , your question is wrong . A compound can be separated in component elements .

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December 20, 2014 3:55PM

If you meant "separated into its isotopes" then yes. In fact, that's the most practical way of doing so. Isotopes of the same element have almost identical chemical properties.