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To separate powdered charcoal from a mixture containing copper oxide, just add water. Charcoal is considered quite a bit less dense than water and one set of tables gives the density as circa 400 kg.m-3 . Copper oxide is much more dense than water or charcoal. So the copper oxide will sink to the bottom and the charcoal will float to the top of the water. This can now be decanted and filtered leaving the charcoal on the filter paper which can be dried and to leave charcoal. Then with a separate filtration, the copper oxide and traces of water can be filtered and then dried.

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