How Do You Separate a Mixture of Sand and Sugar?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 3:29:13 PM ET
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To separate sugar from its mixture with sand, a proportionally large amount of water is added to the mixture and shaken vigorously to allow the sugar to dissolve. The solid-liquid mixture is filtered using a porous material to retain the sand on the filter and to allow the liquid portion to pass through. The liquid contains the sugar originally present in the solid mixture.

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