How do we separate two sulphide ores by froth floatation method? Explain with an example.


NEETprep Answer:
Two sulphide ores can be separated by adjusting the proportion of oil and water or by using depressants, e.g., if an ore contains ZnS and PbS both, a depressant NaCN is added during froth floatation. It forms a complex with ZnS and prevents it from coming into froth. PbS comes into the froth and thus separated.