A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing


  • 3 years ago

Help me please!! It is not possible to separate _____ by physical means. a)Mixtures b)Salt Water c)Solutions d)Compounds

  • This Question is Closed
  1. Stormswan
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    .....Thanks alot everyone! -_- you've been a great help!.. for all you flvs people... its D..

  2. matt101
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    Just saw the question now, but yes, the answer is D. Salt water is an example of a solution, and a solution is a type of mixture, so by multiple choice logic none can be the right answer! Seriously though - mixture are combinations of two compounds that are physically combined but do not undergo a chemical reaction with one another to produce a new compound. For instance, when you dissolve salt in water, you don't produce any new products, and you can boil away the water to leave only the salt (a physical method of separation). You cannot separate a compound by physical means because by definition this would be a chemical reaction as you're breaking bonds.

  3. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.