Why is wood a heterogeneous mixture?

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Oct 26, 2016

The dispersion of the elements in the woord


Wood, as you may know, is a heterogeneous mixture. But why? It is because all the elements and compounds in a piece of wood are not mixed evenly throughout the wood. One sample of wood may have more water/oxygen than another area, or one sample may have some tree sap, while another may not. A heterogeneous mixture is a mixture in which all the compounds/elements are mixed in different proportions throughout the mixture; this is the case with wood.