View Full Version : saltwater

11-05-2007, 03:17 AM
we were talking about chemical compounds and thinking but is saltwater a chemical compounds or mixture if it is a mixture then could you not drain out the salt:confused:

11-05-2007, 07:54 AM
Perhaps reverse osmosis

11-05-2007, 08:32 AM
If all you have is salt water, you can distill it by placing a small pot inside a larger pot. The salty water goes in the larger pot but not the smaller one.

Invert a lid over the pots that will point down into the smaller pot, then bring the water to a boil. As the water boils, fresh water will evaporate, hit the lid and drip down into the smaller pot, leaving the salt, or other minerals behind.

An alternative if you donít have a smaller pot is to put a cloth over the pot this will absorb the steam. Use caution when removing it to wring it out so you donít get burned.

11-05-2007, 05:33 PM
thanks for the infomation