The solution containing the desired metal is mixed with an appropriate solvent and
the metal is extracted, in a process of solvent extraction.
In solvent extraction, a substance is treated with a solvent and the substance separates into more and
less soluble components.
Solvent extraction is the separation of a particular substance from a mixture by dissolving that substance
in a solvent that will dissolve it, but which will not dissolve any other substance
in the mixture.