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Separation and Analysis of Components of a Mixture

Author Information

  • Name: Harshani N. Rathnaweera
  • Position and Institution: Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia
  • Contact: hnr82182[at]
  • Available for contact for questions and classroom visits: Yes
  • Year contributed: 2021


  • Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
  • Georgia Standards of Excellence: S8P1, SC3


The lesson introduces students to the two types of mixtures, principles of separation of a mixture, and its possible real-world applications. We will discuss different separation techniques, such as filtration, decanting, distillation, etc., to isolate individual substances out of a mixture depending on their chemical and physical properties. This lesson further correlates to the separation techniques involved in a research lab, the actual difficulties a researcher may face, and ways they overcome those difficulties.


  • chemistry
  • separation techniques
  • mixture
  • physical properties
  • chemical properties


georgia/separation_and_analysis_of_components_of_a_mixture.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/17 00:05 by georgia