Mixtures can be of two types: Heterogeneous and homogeneous mixture.
in this article, you’ll learn:
- What is a Homogeneous Mixture?
- Lots more..!
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What is a Homogeneous Mixture?
In Chemistry, the word “homogeneous mixture” comes from the Greek language having the meaning “similar”. it is a mixture in which the components are mixed so well that can not be separated by using any physical method or can not be seen with the naked eye. they are mixed well in this way that they cannot be seen even under the microscope.
moreover, they always consist of single-phase for example water and ethanol possesses their identities separately but when mixed together, form a solution that consists of single-phase and cannot be separated easily, not even see with the naked eye. they also have uniform composition throughout the mixture. now understand what that means?
suppose that we have a certain amount of solution of particular kind of mixture in talking above in this article. let’s suppose we pore this solution into four different vessels at an equal amount of 25%. the uniform composition means that in each 25% of the solution, there will be a similar amount of mixture and their components.
homogeneous mixtures are originally derived from mixtures. while a mixture is a combination of two more elements or pure substances without having any chemical changes.
we know that this kind of mixture contains an even distribution of compounds and elements. besides this, the size of the components also remains constant. mixing air with clouds, oil and vinegar, common syrups, sand, and water are some good examples of Homogeneous Mixtures.
10 Examples of Homogeneous Mixture
- mixing sand and sugar
- salt and gravel
- sand and water
- sugar and water
- soil and sand
Properties of Homogeneous Mixture
- consist of a single phase. this phase may be solids and liquids or liquids and gases etc.
- contains two or more ingredients.
- components cannot be separated easily using any physical method.
- the composition of components remains the same throughout the mixture.
- these types of mixtures lost their identity because they contain only a single phase that cannot remains physically separated.
Which three of the following mixtures are homogeneous?
a) CuSO4 (aq)
d) Fish soup
e) Iron filings mixed with sulfur
f) Salad dressing (1 part balsamic vinegar, 3 parts cooking oil, spices)
g) air with clouds
Note: Put your answer in the comment box.
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