What are some examples of mixtures?

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Mixtures are everywhere!


Mixtures are everywhere!

Mixtures that we can see all the different kinds of materials are called heterogeneous mixtures. Tossed salad, gravel, mixed nuts, beach sand, nachos, mud puddles, fog, and Italian salad dressing are all mixtures. If you want to separate them, you can physically take them apart piece by piece.

Here is an example of a heterogeneous mixture.

(from thescienceclassroom.org)

Mixtures that look like they are all one phase are called homogeneous mixtures. The air we breathe, syrup for your pancakes, ocean water, Kool-Aid to drink, chrome on your faucet, and stainless steel are examples of homogeneous mixtures. You can separate the mixture, but it will take some special processes.


Pancake syrup is a homogeneous mixture of fructose, water, cellulose gum, caramel colour, sodium benzoate, sorbic acid, sodium hexametaphosphate, and artificial and natural flavours.

Remember that in mixtures all the components are just mixed together and not chemically combined, and you will find them everywhere.