Chemistry - Decanting to separate liquids
Decanting to separate liquids
Immiscible  liquids can be separated by decanting. 
In this technique the liquids are allowed to settle so that the least
dense liquid forms a layer above the denser liquid. The less dense liquid
can then be poured into a separate container.
A separation funnel allows the liquids to be separated much more
accurately. The liquids are poured into the separation funnel and allowed
to settle. Then a tap in the bottom of the separation funnel is opened and
the denser liquid is removed into a separate container.
Oil and water in a separation funnel
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