Homogeneous and Heterogenous Mixture

Chemistry

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True Solution

A true solution is a mixture of two or more than two substances. The solute can't be seen even with a microscope. The particles are smaller than 1 nanometer.
e.g. sugar or salt solution in water

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Homogeneous Mixture

A mixture that has the same appearance and chemical composition throughout.
Example-
  • Air is a homogeneous mixture of gases
  • Salt-water solution

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Heterogeneous Mixture

Heterogeneous mixture is a mixture with a non-uniform composition. When you mix two components that remain separate from each other, that mixture is called a Heterogeneous mixture.

Examples of Heterogeneous mixture -

  • Concrete is an example of a Heterogenous mixture. A mixture of Cement and Water. 
  • A mixture of cold drinks and ice cube is also an example of a Heterogeneous mixture.
  • The salad you have with lunch and dinner is also an example of a Heterogenous mixture.

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Homogeneous Mixture - Solution and its Properties

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