Can a mixture be separated by evaporation?

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Jul 16, 2018



In the case of a mixture of salt and water, the salt can be obtained by evaporating the water off. This is commonly done to get sea salt from seawater.

If we want the water we must recover it by condensing and collecting the evaporated water vapour. This is done in many desalination plants to get fresh water from seawater.