8.1 Mixtures CW3

CW3 Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques. (ACSSU113)


a. describe the importance of water as a solvent in daily life, industries and the environment

  • Intro Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSENolWbyYQ

b. describe aqueous mixtures in terms of solute, solvent and solution

c. relate a range of techniques used to separate the components of some common mixtures to the physical principles involved in each process, including filtration, decantation, evaporation, crystallisation, chromatography and distillation CCT

d. investigate the application of a physical separation technique used in everyday situations or industrial processes, eg water filtering, sorting waste materials, extracting pigments or oils from plants, separating blood products or cleaning up oil spills SE

e. research how people in different occupations use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of Science in carrying out separation techniques CCTWE