Separation Techniques

Overall Objectives:

     Introduction to Separation Techniques

  1. Identify and explain the principles behind a particular separation
    technique that is used in daily life and in industry.
  2. Identify an appropriate separation technique to separate a mixture based
    on the physical properties of the components of the mixture. These
    properties include solubility, density, melting and boiling points, thermal
    stability, magnetic properties and particle size.

    Application of Seperation Techniques – How and Why

  1. Explain the need to use locating agents in the chromatography of colourless
  2. Interpret paper chromato grams, including comparison with known samples, including the use of Rf values.
  3. Design and justify an experimental procedure to completely separate a given mixture.
  4. To state some useful applications of separation techniques, e. g. production of silicon wafers for microchips using the method of crystallisation.

Link to Notes:

  1. Introduction to Separation Techniques
  2. Application of Separation Techniques – How and Why