Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 7 - Ionic and Metallic Bonding - 7 Assessment: 86

Answer

1) Use a magnet 2) Melt the copper

Work Step by Step

1) Since iron is magnetic whereas copper is not, using a magnet would draw all of the iron away from the copper. 2) Copper has a lower melting point than iron, so heating the mixture to the melting point of copper would separate the copper (liquid) from the iron (solid).
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