In chemistry, when two or more substances mix with each other without participating in a chemical change, the resulting substance is called a Mixture.
Mixtures can be classified into the following categories:
- Homogeneous mixtures – possess the same properties and combination throughout their mass.
- Heterogeneous mixtures – possess different properties and compositions in various parts.
Difference between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixture
The difference between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixture are tabulated below.
|Homogeneous Mixture||Heterogeneous mixture|
|Comprises uniform compositions||Comprises non- uniform compositions|
|The components in this mixture are not distant physically. They appear to be in the combined form.||The components in this mixture are distant physically. They do not appear to be in the combined form.|
|Separation between the constituents is not visible.||Separation between the constituents is visible.|
|Examples: Sugar solution, salt solution, alloy||Examples: Mixture of sand and water, Mixture of sugar and grains|