Is a solution a homogeneous mixture or a heterogeneous mixture?

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Apr 19, 2016


Homogeneous mixture


The air we breathe, what we drink, as well as products in our household - these are a few examples of solutions we encounter every day.

A solution is a type of homogeneous mixture that is made up of two or more substances. A homogeneous mixture is a type of mixture with a uniform composition. This means that the substances cannot be distinguished easily from one another.The two components are well mixed that we can not see the individual components separating out.

Some examples of solutions are salt water, rubbing alcohol, and sugar dissolved in water. When you look closely, upon mixing salt with water, you can't see the salt particles anymore, making this a homogeneous mixture.