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Properties of Matter

scarpino-pnhs-properties of matter I.S. vocab

what is a pure substance? a pure substance is matter that always has the same composition, or simply a substance.
what is an element? an element is a substance that cannot be broken down into a smaller substance.
what is an atom? atoms are the smallest part of an element.
what is a compound? a compound is a substance that is made from two or more substances and can be broken down into smaller substances.
what is seen in a heterogeneous mixture? the parts of a heterogeneous mixture are noticeably different from one another.
what is seen in a homogeneous mixture? the substances are so evenly distributed it is difficult to distinguish one substance in the mixture from another.
what is a solution? a solution is when substances dissolve and form a homogeneous mixture, that mixture is a solution.
what is a suspension? a suspension is a heterogeneous mixture that separates into layers over time.
what is a colloid? a colloid contains some particles that are intermediate in size between the small particles in solutions and large particles in suspensions.
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