MacRoscopic Properties: The World We See

Phases of Matter and Intensive Properties

What is the difference between a homogeneous and heterogeneous mixture?

A homogeneous mixture is one that is uniformly mixed and has the same proportions of components throughout the mixture. An example is a transparent solution of sugar dissolved in water (specifically one in which there is no undissolved sugar floating around). A heterogeneous mixture is one that is not consistent or uniform throughout, such as a glass of sugar water with some chunks of undissolved sugar also floating around.


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