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Silver Nitrate and Sand

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Homework Statement


How do I separate a mixture of Silver Nitrate and Sand and loose as little silver nitrate as possible.


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The Attempt at a Solution


I know silver nitrate is water soluble, so I was going to dissolve all the silver nitrate and then filter out the sand, but is there a better way in which less silver nitrate will be lost.
 

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Borek
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You may try to look for some high density liquid that will separate them (not sure if you will find such a liquid, but it is worth a try) or some kind of a flotation method. But I doubt you will get better results.

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