What is the difference between a homogeneous and a heterogeneous substance?

1 Answer
Feb 3, 2016

A substance is homogeneous when all parts of the solution are evenly mixed. It has a uniform appearance

A heterogeneous mixture is a solution with uneven parts of the solution and parts of these solutions are visible.


Think about homogeneous mixtures like Kool-Aid; the powder and water are evenly mixed and blended to look like a colored water.

Heterogeneous mixtures are like sand and water. You mix those together and you can still see the sand particles floating around the mixture. This mixture is not blended.

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