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Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:31 pm
by Reina Robles 2B
Is saltwater a mixture or a compound? From what I remember, the textbook says one thing while the internet says another. Thanks!

Re: Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:36 pm
by Jasmine Fendi 1D
I think salt water is a mixture because it is made up of different compounds/elements (salt and water).

Re: Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:41 pm
by Kaitlyn Ang 1J
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

Re: Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:52 pm
by Alexa Hernandez 3k
Mixture... They don't change each others main chemical components when they mix and they can be separated physically

Re: Salt Water: Mixture or Compound?

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:06 pm
by Chem_Mod
Salt water is a mixture that contains a compound (NaCl)