Chemicals from seawater

Description

Seawater is often called salt water but it contains various different salts. In this experiment you will separate some of these salts from the mixture.

Credits

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Apparatus Chemicals

Eye protection

Beaker (250 cm3)

Beaker (100 cm3)

Conical flask (100 cm3)

Evaporating basin

Filter funnel

Filter paper

Bunsen burner

Heat resistant mat

Tripod

Gauze

Teat pipette

Seawater, 200 cm3(Note 1)

Access to hydrochloric acid, 1 M

Refer to Health & Safety and Technical notes section below for additional information.

 







Seawater is often called salt water but it contains various different salts. In this experiment you will separate some of these salts from the mixture.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology.