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MATTER

These are flashcards about Elements, Mixtures and Compounds

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How is matter classified? matter is classified as elements, mixtures and compounds
What is an element? an element is a pure substance that can't be separated into any smaller parts
What are the three different types of mixtures? They are colloids, suspensions, and solution
What is a solution? A solution is a mixture that appears to be a single substance
Explain what a mixture is. A mixture is a combination of 2 or more substances that aren't chemically combined
What does a solution APPEAR to be? A solution appears to be a single substance even though it may not be a single substance.
Explain what the particles of a colloid is. The particles of a colloid are dispersed but not heavy enough to sink.
Why would a snow globe be considered as a suspension? the particles of a snow globe are visible and they are heavy enough to sink.
What is a suspension? a mixture in which the materials are dispersed through out liquid or gas but are large enough to settle
What is a compound? a compound is a pure substance composed of or more elements that are chemically combined
What is the difference between a mixture and a compound? a mixture is a combination of 2 or more substances that aren't chemically combined while the elements of a compound are chemically combined.
what is the definition of a pure substance? one type of particles
What are the two classes of mixtures? homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures
What is a homogeneous mixture? They are an equal distribution of component particles
What is a heterogeneous mixture? They are an irregular distribution of component particles
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