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Matter Ch3 Vocab

Matter Chapter 3 Vocabulary

Mixture Matter that consists of two of mare substances mixed but not chemically combined.
Heterogeneous mixture. Substance that does not appear to be the same throughout.
Homogeneous mixture. Mixture that appears the same throughout.
Colloid Homogeneous mixture in which the particles are mixed together but not dissolved.
Solution Homogeneous mixture in which one other substance is dissolved in another.
Solute Substance that is dissolved in a solution.
Solvent Substance that does the dissolving.
Solulbe Can be dissolved in water.
Insoluble Unable to be dissolved in water.
Solubility The amount of a solute that can be completely dissolved in a given amount of solvent at a specific temperature.
Alloy A solution of two metals or a metal and a nonmetal property of a metal.
Pure substance Substance made of one kind of material having definite properties.
Element Simplest type of a pure substance.
Atom Smallest particle of an element that has all the properties of that element.
Chemical symbol Shorthand way of representing an element.
Compound Substance made up of molecules that contain more than one kind of atom; two or more elements chemically combined.
Molecule Structure made up of two or more atoms.
Chemical formula Combination of chemical symbols usually used to represent a compound.
Subscript Number placed to the lower right of a chemical symbol to indicate the number of atoms of the element in the compound.
Chemical equation Expression in which symbols, formulas, and numbers are used to represent a chemical reaction.
Coefficient Number placed in front of a symbol or formula in a chemical equation that indicates how many atoms or molecules of this substance are involved in the reaction.
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