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Term Definition Example
Element Pure Substance with one type of particle. Zinc, Iron, Gold, Oxygen and Titanium
Compound A combination of two or more elements in fixed proportions Sugar, salt, pure distilled water and Carbon Dioxide
Mixture Two or more substances combined together Salt water, orange juice (pulp), tap water, milk and choc. chip cookies.
Homogeneous Mixture Mixtures that look like they only have one set of properties Food coloring, black coffee, sugar water, blue ink and tap water.
Heterogeneous Mixture A mixture that has two or more visible components Orange Juice (pulp), milk, choc. chip cookies, raisin bread and smoothies.
Colloid A heterogeneous mixture in which particles do not settle and pass through filters. Mayonnaise and milk.
Solution A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances. Salt water and apple juice.
Suspension A cloudy mixture in which tiny particles of one substance are held with another. Italian salad dressing, clay mixed with water and orange juice. (pulp)
Mechanical Mixture An obviously heterogeneous mixture. Pizza and Dirt.
Pure Substance A substance made up of one kind of matter that can combine chemically. Oxygen, Gold, Pure Distilled Water, Carbon Dioxide and Zinc

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