Where are we going with this? The activity on this page is one means by which it is possible to differentiate between substances (pure and mixtures) based on physical and chemical properties.
Activity: Separating Mixtures Using Evaporation
Overview: Some the physical properties of an unknown sample, can be used to identify the type of material of which the sample is composed.
Link to activity worksheet: CLICK HERE
If you do not have access to a centrifuge, you can complete this activity with this virtual lab video.