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filter out the iron filings, then boils the water out.

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How do you separate a mixture of iron filings salt oil and sand?

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How do you separate water oil and iron nails?

First, use a magnet to get the iron nails out because iron is a magnetic material and will be attracted to the magnet. Now what you have left is the water and oil. Fortunately, oil is less dense than oil and it will float on top of the water. Use a separating funnel to tap the water out from the bottom and collect it in a container. You can also use a spoon to get the oil out from a container which contains the oil and water since oil floats on the surface.

What do you use to separate oil and water?

They separate on their own. Oil remains on the top of the water.

Why do oil and water separate?

Oil and water separate because oil is less dense than water. Because of this density, oil is 'lighter' than water, and floats on top of it.

How do you separate water and oil?

because oil is insoluble in water and it is lighter the oil floats on the water

How do you separate water from sand?

You cannot separate sand from water the sand dissolves making a mixture.You can only separate 2 things by making a compound a compound is like water and oil you can separate oil from water.

How do you separate vegetable oil and water?

Let it set. The two will separate by themselves. "Oil & water don't mix."

How do you separate iron filings contaminated with oil?

The best way is to use a solvent to remove the oil. Then you filter out the iron filings and dry them.

How does water separate from oil?

Water is heavier than oil, so oil floats on top of water.

How do you separate water from from a mixture of oil and water?

Oil is hydrophobic, meaning it doesn't actually dissolve in water. If you have a mixture of oil and water, let the solution sit for a while, and the two substances will eventually separate, with the oil on top.

How do you separate water?

put oil onit

Is fat water soluble?

No. That is why oil and water separate.

What is the effect of oil on the surface the tension of water?

When oil is added to water the oil will remain on the surface of the water, separate from the water. Water has a higher density then the oil.

How can you separate the oil and water- explanation with diagram?

Oil and water seperate spontaneoulsy.

Why does water separate form oil?

because oil is lighter than oil

How we can separate oil from water?

Allow the mixture to sit until the oil and water have separated. Then pour off the oil.

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How do you separate water from mustard oil?

By decantation

How do you separate pasta?

use oil in the water

When water and oil are mixed and they separate which one separates to the top?


When you combine water and vegetable oil together why do they separate?

Because the oil is less dense then the water.

Why do water and oil separate when mixed together?

Because water is more dense than oil.

How does motor oil effcet water?

Motor oil is insoluble in water and it is denser in water. Therefore, motor oil will not mix with water. It will remain separate.

How do oil and water separate?

Oil and water separate because oil will float to the top and water will sink to the bottom. The reason oil wil float to the top because oil is non polar while water is compound polar. Separation by decantation and filtration.Separation by decantation and filtration.

Does the time taken for a mixture of oil water and emulsifier to separate depends on the volume of the emulsifier in the mixture?

Yes as The amount of emulsifier in the mixture of water and oil is increased the time taken for the oil and water to separate is increased.

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