What is Matter? by: samuel brazzel

Matter is a physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit

Pure substances are defined as substances that are made of only one type of atom or only one type of molecule (a group of atoms bonded together). There are two types of Pure Substances an Element and a Compound.

Element is a part or aspect of something abstract, especially one that is essential or characteristic. It is also made of only one type of atom.

Iron is an element because it is made up of one atom.

Compounds are things that are composed of two or more separate elements; a mixture.

Salt is a compound.
Mixture is a substance made by mixing other substances together. There are two different types of mixture Heterogeneous and homogeneous.
A heterogeneous mixture is made of different substances that remain physically separate. Like M and M
This is another example of Heterogeneous Mixture This is called Suspension
This chocolate milk is the last example of Heterogeneous Mixture. This is called a Colloid.
A homogeneous mixture is a solid, liquid or gaseous mixture that has the same proportions of its components throughout a given sample. Like Root Beer
In chemistry, a solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of two or more substances. Such as salt water

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Created with images by Andy Morffew - "Bobcat - with a crumpled ear" • aumod - "fence railing wood" • LalouBLue - "architecture iron steel" • kevin dooley - "Salt" • stevepb - "hot chocolate drink dairy" • Jorge Franganillo - "A&W Root Beer"

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