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Term Definition Example
Element Pure substance with one type of particle. oxygen,nitrogen,mercury,gold ,iron
Compound A combination of two or more elements in fixed proportions. carbon dioxide,H2O,ammonia,pure water sugar, salt
Mixture Two or more substances combined together. salt water,orange juice,tap water,milk,chocolate chip cookie
Homogeneous Mixture Mixtures that look as though they have only one set of properties. apple juice,black coffee,food coloring,tap water
Heterogeneous Mixture Mixtures that contain two or more materials that are still visible. raisin bread,chocolate chip cookie scrambled eggs
Colloid A heterogeneous mixture in which particles do not settle. milk,mayo
Solution A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances. salt water,apple juice
Suspension A heterogeneous mixture in which particles settle slowly after mixing. clay mixed with water,Italian salad dressing
Mechanical Mixture An obviously heterogeneous mixture. pizza,dirt
Pure substance A substance made up of one kind of matter that can combine chemically. Oxygen,gold,carbon dioxide,pure water

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