Q. 14.1( 187 Votes )

Differentiate between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures with examples.

Answer :

(a)Homogeneous mixture:

  • The mixtures in which the substances are completely mixed together and are indistinguishable from each other are called homogeneous mixtures.
  • A homogeneous mixture has a uniform composition throughout its mass. 
  • All the homogeneous mixtures are called solutions.
  • For example, a mixture of alcohol and water is a homogeneous mixture. 


(b) Heterogeneous mixture:
  • A mixture which does not have a uniform composition throughout its mass.
  • It has visible boundaries of separation between the various constituents.
  • They consist of more than one phase.
  • For example, a mixture of water and sand is a heterogeneous mixture. 

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