Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

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Reina Robles 2B
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Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

Postby Reina Robles 2B » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:31 pm

Is saltwater a mixture or a compound? From what I remember, the textbook says one thing while the internet says another. Thanks!

Jasmine Fendi 1D
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Re: Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

Postby Jasmine Fendi 1D » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:36 pm

I think salt water is a mixture because it is made up of different compounds/elements (salt and water).

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Re: Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

Postby Kaitlyn Ang 1J » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:41 pm

I agree that salt water is a mixture, because you can separate the two (salt and water) from each other simply by boiling away the water. The salt crystals from the salt water don't chemically combine/react with the water molecules, so it wouldn't be a compound

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Re: Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

Postby Alexa Hernandez 3k » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:52 pm

Mixture... They don't change each others main chemical components when they mix and they can be separated physically

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Re: Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:06 pm

Salt water is a mixture that contains a compound (NaCl)


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