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How Would I Separate Sand Salt Poppy Seeds Iron Filings?

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First start with the iron filings. - Place the mixture on a piece of paper, and set another one on top of it. Then run a magnet over the top of the paper, several times. When you lift the paper the iron should be separated.

Second you should go for the poppy seeds. Pour the mixture into a small shifter, and the sand and salt should go through, but not the seeds.

To get the sand out of the mixture add water to it, and the salt should dissolve into the water, then pour it into a filter, and the sand should remain behind, and the salt water should go through.

Finally you need to separate the salt from the water. Pour the salt water into a low dish, and put it on a hot plate, or something else that will boil the water. Leave it there until the water has evaporated. You will then be left with only salt.

And thats a not so complicated way to do it, have fun.
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It seems to help get the poppy seeds out if you put in water and let them float to the top. Thxs god bless
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Who am i to say you have gods blessing but hopefully so.
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Use differences in their properties.  For example which is the only one of these which is soluble in water.
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Dissolve solution and the poppy seeds should float. Decant the mixture, filter the sand and iron filings from the water with salt in it. Evaporate the salt-water mixture and you get salt. Grab a magnet or electromagnet and pick up the iron filings from the filing-sand mix.
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First, you could put the entire mixture into a beaker, and add water. Place the new mixture into a filter (A folded coffee filter in a funnel, perhaps.), and wait until it looks like most of the water is gone. The salt should be gone, too. (You can heat the salt-water mixture over a bunsen burner if you want to get the salt alone.) Then, you can use a magnet to move the magnetic particles (AKA the Iron filings) away. As for the sand-seeds mixture, you could separate them with a sieve based on mass. Hope this helped!

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