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Separating Mixtures

Y7 VELS Science Alive Separating Mixtures

Solution A mixture that has 1 or more substances (the solute) dissolved in another (the solvent).
Solute The substance that is dissolved in a solvent which makes a solution.
Solvent The substance in which a solute dissolves to make a solution.
Suspension A mixture that has visible, insoluble particles in a liquid - like sand in water
Concentration The amount of solute to solvent in a mixture - like the amount of cordial (solute) in water (solvent)
Dilute To have less solute by adding solvent - you add more water (solvent) to cordial (solute)
Insoluable The solute CAN NOT dissovle in the solvent.
Soluable The solute CAN dissolve in the solvent.
Colloids A mixture where the particules of a substance float evenly in another - like muddy water.
Emulsion When one sustance is spread evenly through another and doesn't settle in a layer - like milk.
Properties Features or parts of an object or substance - Shoes have laces; rubber soles; leather etc
Seperation To divide a mixture or object into its different parts.
Mixture A combination of substances together.
Filtration A PROCESS or way of separating properties from each other - separating dust from air.
Filter A device that separates some smaterials from others - a face mask filters out dust from teh air.
Decanting A PROCESS or way of separting the different parts of a suspension by letting the heavy material settle to the bottom and pouring off the top solution - separating mud from water.
Distillation A PROCESS or way of separating substances through heating them - separating salt from water.
Created by: LEC



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