What is Matter? By: Garrett Welton

Matter is something that takes up space like you, me, animals, inanimate objects, and a whole lot more things. There are two types of matter, pure substance and mixture.

Pure Substance

if it can't be PHYSICALLY be separated, it's a pure substance. Pure substance are substances that are made of only one type of atom or only one type of molecule. It is split up into two things, element and compound. .


If it can't be chemically composed it's an element. AN ELEMENT IS ONE MOLECULE FOR EXAMPLE, OXYGEN (O2) .


if it can be chemically composed, it's compound. A COMPOUND ARE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS COMBINED FOR EXAMPLE, WATER (H2O).


if it can be PHYSICALLY be SEPARATED, it's a mixture. A mixture is a substance made by mixing other substances together. It splits up into two things, homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.


if the composition is uniform it is homogeneous. A homogeneous mixture is a mixture which has uniform composition and properties throughout.


A solution is a homogeneous mixture of one substance dissolved in another. Some examples of solutions are salt water, rubbing alcohol, and sugar dissolved in water.


If the COMPOSITION is not uniform it is heterogeneous. heterogeneous mixture is any combination of substances that does not have uniform composition and properties.
Colloids include gels, sols, and emulsions; the particles do not settle and cannot be separated out by ordinary filtering or centrifuging. Colloids are common in everyday life. Some examples include whipped cream, mayonnaise, milk, butter, gelatin, jelly, muddy water, plaster, colored glass, and paper.


A suspension is a heterogeneous mixture in which solute-like particles settle out of a solvent-like phase some time after their introduction. We apply the word 'suspension' when particles are big enough to eventually settle. If the particles are too small to ever settle


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