How to separate a mixture of oil and water?


  • Two immiscible liquids, oil and water, can be separated using a separating funnel.
  • Take the liquids in the funnel.
  • Now we can see the formation of two layers of oil and water.
  • The denser liquid sinks to the bottom and other liquid is at the top.
  • A conical flask is placed at the bottom to collect the denser liquid.
  • The valves allow you to control when and how the liquid is let through down to the conical flask.

Method of separation of mixture

  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 2 Class 9 - Is Matter Around Us Pure (Term 1)

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