What Is Matter? By - jaycee Mcknight

Matter

Matter: a physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy.

Pure Substances

Pure Substances: are made of only one type of atom or only one type of molecule.

Example: an ice cube would be a Pure Substance because it is only made out of one type of atom.

Element

Element: If all atoms in a substance have the same identity, that substance is an Element.

Example: oxygen, hydrogen, sodium, chlorine, lead, and iron are all elements.

Compound

Compound: a substance formed when two or more chemical elements are chemically bonded together.

Example: Compounds can be water ( or hydrogen oxide ) H2O; and Sodium Chloride, NaCl.

Mixture

Mixture: a material made up of two or more substances that can be easily separated by physical means.

Example: a mixture of oil and water.

Homogeneous

Homogeneous: A mixture which has uniform composition and properties throughout.

Example: air is a homogeneous mixture of gases.A teaspoonful of table salt stirred into a glass of water also makes a homogeneous mixture.

Solutions

Solutions: A homogeneous mixture of particles so small that they cannot be see with a microscope and will never settle to the bottom of their container. Solution remains constantly and evenly mixed.

Example :salt water, rubbing alcohol, and sugar dissolved in water.

Heterogeneous

Heterogeneous: A mixture is a combination of two or more pure substances in which the original substances retain their chemical properties.

Example: Salt and pepper, chocolate chip cookies, or a Twix™ candy bar

Suspension

Suspension: Heterogeneous mixture containing a liquid in which visible particles settle.

Example: muddy wate,salt water, sand in wate

Colloid

Colloid: A type of mixture with particles that are larger than those in solutions but not heavy enough to settle out.

Example: whipped cream, mayonnaise, milk, butter, gelatin, jelly, muddy water, plaster, colored glass, and paper.

Credits:

Created with images by Myriams-Fotos - "waterfall water small waterfall" • Muffet - "ice cubes" • fdecomite - "Chlorine" • Dirklaudio - "Gocce D'Acqua (Water Drops)" • Yashna M - "A concoction: 2" • furtwangl - "Salt" • kropekk_pl - "salt pepper spices" • aaron13251 - "Sandy Water" • fdecomite - "Milk Column"

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