Distinguish Between Mixture and Compound

Lab type: 
Virtual lab
Lab owner: 
Prema Nedungadi
Contact person: 
Prema Nedungadi
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16
Level of difficulty: 
Booking required: 
Lab description and primary aims of the lab: 

The objective of the simulation is to prepare a mixture and a compound using iron filings and sulphur powder and distinguish between these on the basis of:

  • Appearance, i.e., homogeneity and heterogeneity.
  • Behaviour towards a magnet.
  • Behaviour towards carbon disulphide as a solvent.
  • Effect of heat.
  • Effect of heating with dil. HCl.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students understand the terms ‘Mixture’ and ‘Compound’.
  2. Student acquires skill to distinguish a  mixture of Fe & S and compound of Fe & S (FeS) by observing different aspects
  3. Students obtain knowledge about the properties of mixture and compound.
  4. Students will be able to distinguish a mixture from a compound based on the acquired information.

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