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What are the different types of mixture?

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March 19, 2013 6:40PM

Mixtures are substances that are made by physical combination of one or more substances and none of the constituent elements are changed. The basic classification of mixtures is into homogeneous and heterogeneous substances. They can also be further divided under these two categories in to solutions, dispersions or colloids.

Air is a homogeneous mixture of the gaseous substances nitrogen, oxygen, and smaller amounts of other substances. Salt, sugar, and many other substances dissolve in water to form homogeneous mixtures. A homogeneous mixture in which there is both a solute and solvent present is also a solution. Heterogeneous mixtures include fine sand or silt in water.

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