How would you confirm that a colourless liquid given to you is pure water

6. How would you confirm that a colourless liquid given to you is pure water?

Confirm that a colourless liquid given to you is pure water.
The water we drink is a mixture of pure water, minerals and salts.

Answer: Solute and solvent have characteristic physical and chemical properties. We can use any suitable property and compare it with the given solution. If the liquid show only the properties of pure water, it confirms the given liquid is pure. Below are the properties of pure water, which we can use to estimate its purity.

Water reacts with acids, bases and salts and liberates hydrogen gas. (This experiment detects the presence of water but not the purity.)

Next: Question 7. Which of the following materials fall in the category of a “pure substance”?

See also: Explanation of pure substance, colloid and suspension, question 5.

Leave a Comment