Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 1 - The Nature of Chemistry - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions: 38c

Answer

Use a magnet.

Work Step by Step

To separate the iron filings from granular Zinc, use a magnet (wrapped in a bag to allow you to get the iron off of it later), which will attract the iron filings but will not attract the zinc.
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