Homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures

  • a homogeneous mixture is a solid, liquid, or gaseous mixture that has the same proportions of its components throughout any given sample. conversely, a heterogeneous mixture has components in which proportions vary throughout the sample. "homogeneous" and "heterogeneous" are not absolute terms, but are dependent on context and the size of the sample. in chemistry, if the volume of a homogeneous suspension is divided in half, the same amount of material is suspended in both halves of the substance. an example of a homogeneous mixture is air.

    in physical chemistry and materials science this refers to substances and mixtures which are in a single phase. this is in contrast to a substance that is heterogeneous.[1]

    a figure reprinting at the microscopic level the differences between homogeneous mixtures, heterogeneous mixtures, compounds, and elements.
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A homogeneous mixture is a solid, liquid, or gaseous mixture that has the same proportions of its components throughout any given sample. Conversely, a heterogeneous mixture has components in which proportions vary throughout the sample. "Homogeneous" and "heterogeneous" are not absolute terms, but are dependent on context and the size of the sample. In chemistry, if the volume of a homogeneous suspension is divided in half, the same amount of material is suspended in both halves of the substance. An example of a homogeneous mixture is air.

In physical chemistry and materials science this refers to substances and mixtures which are in a single phase. This is in contrast to a substance that is heterogeneous.[1]

A figure reprinting at the microscopic level the differences between homogeneous mixtures, heterogeneous mixtures, compounds, and elements.