Grade 7 Science: Matter 3Diversity of Materials in the Environment
Top view of theimprovised evaporating dishusing aluminum foil
Figure 2.Evaporation using a water bath
Apply heat to the sample flask until you have collected about 10mL of the distilled water (distillate).
Note: Make sure the source of heat is not removed while the distillation is in progress.
Taste a portion of thedistillate. Compare thetaste of the distillatewith that of seawater.Q1. What is the taste of the distillate? Is the taste the same as seawater?4.
Set the rest of the distillate aside for later use. Label it properly.5.
While allowing the remaining seawaterto cool, prepare an evaporation setup asshown in Figure 2.6.
Transfer the cooled liquid tothe evaporating dish.Aluminum foil may be usedas an alternative forevaporating dish. Note thatthe aluminum foil wasshaped like a bowl so it canhold the sample.7.
Apply heat to the seawater until all the liquid has evaporated. Let itcool. Using a hand lens, examine what is left in the evaporatingdish.Q2. What do you see? Did you notice the solidthat was left after all the liquid hasevaporated?
Never taste any sample unlesspermitted by theteacher or stated inthe activity procedure.
The evaporatingdish may still betoo hot to hold.