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360Science™: Separating a Synthetic Pain Relief Mixture


First, students analyze sample data in this lab. Then students follow a detailed procedure to separate the components of a pain relief mixture. Students learn about the various components’ properties and percent recovery.


  • Mixture vs. pure substance
  • Over-the-counter drugs
  • Physical and chemical changes
  • Separation of a mixture
  • Homogeneous vs. heterogeneous
  • Mass percent composition