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Mixtures are absolutely everywhere you look. Most things in nature are mixtures. Look at rocks, the ocean, or even the atmosphere. They are all mixtures, and mixtures are about physical properties, not chemical ones.
Alloys, Amalgams and Emulsions
There are a few more words you might hear when people talk about mixtures. We can't cover all of them, but we'll give you a quick overview of the biggies.
Solutions and Mixtures
Scientists say that solutions are homogenous systems. Everything in a solution is evenly spread out and mixed together. Other types of mixtures can have a little more of one thing (higher concentration) on one side of the liquid when compared to the other side.
Compounds and Mixtures
Mixtures have different properties from compounds.
The different substances in mixtures are usually easily separated from one another. The method you use depends upon the type of mixture you have.
How do you make a solution?
Separating a Solid from a Liquid
Filtering, Evaporating, Crystallising and Centrifuging.
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