Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 1 Basic Concepts of Chemistry - Study Questions - Page 21b: 21


Boiling the water of the solution and condensing it in another vessel would be best.

Work Step by Step

There's a big difference in volatility between NaCl and water: they have boiling points of 1413°C and 100° C, respectively, so at water's boiling point, NaCl would be a solid. We can boil the solution and condense the vapor someplace else: the condensed vapor would be the water and the remaining solid of the solution would be the NaCl.
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