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 Form 1 Chemistry Simple Classification of Substances Questions and Answers

Monica a form one student decides to separate powdered calcium carbonate from powdered calcium chloride by shaking the mixture with water and then filtering. Would this procedure succeed? Explain your answer.

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Yes, the procedure will succeed. This is because calcium carbonate is insoluble in water w calcium chloride is very soluble in water, so when she adds water to the mixture, calcium chloride will dissolve, Filtration will leave the undissolved calcium carbonate on the filter paper.