Can mixtures be separated by a series of physical changes?
Mixtures can be separated by a series of physical changes. This is what makes it a mixture and not a solution.
Papermaking is a series of physical and chemical changes. The physical and chemical changes will depends on raw material used and grade of paper manufactured. For a typical north American paper mill which uses wood for making copying paper, following changes will take place. Operation Type of Change Logging Physical Barking (Removal of bark) Physical Chipping Physical Screening Physical Cooking Chemical Washing Physical Chemical Recovery Chemical Bleaching Chemical Washing Physical Refining Physical Sizing Chemical &…
The digestion of food through the alimentary canal involve a series of chemical and physical changes. In the example of pizza its bread component undergoes chemical changes as it is digested by amylase enzymes in saliva. Other chemical changes include hydrochloric acid of the stomach "attacking" and digesting proteins found in the pizza.