What is Matter? By: summer mcmahon

Pure Substance

Pure substances are defined as substances that are made of only one type of atom or only one type of molecule.

Examples of a pure substance would be Iron, Chloride, Chlorine, Sodium, ect. Anything with one type of molecule. All of the elements in the period table is a pure substance


Mixtures are anything with more than one substance together.

Examples of mixtures are, sand, salt, ect.

Homogenous Mixture

Homogenous mixtures are the same uniform appearance and composition throughout. Many homogeneous mixtures are commonly referred to as solutions. A heterogeneous mixture consists of visibly different substances or phases. Examples of a Homogenous mixture is koolaid, tea lemonade, ect


a solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of two or more substances. In such a mixture, a solute is a substance dissolved in another substance, known as a solvent. Examples are, salt and water, food coloring and liquid, ect.

Heterogenous Mixture

A heterogeneous mixture is made of different substances that remain physically separate. Examples are chex mex, oil and water, cookies, ect.


Colloids are a homogenous mixture consisting of smaller particles that are not visible and do not seperate. Examples are, milk, paint, ect.


A suspension is a heterogeneous mixture in which solute-like particles settle out of a solvent-like phase some time after their introduction. Examples are salad dressing, soil and water, ect.


Created with images by Jérémy Couture - "Lama" • Silberfuchs - "cross screw woodscrew metal" • Paolo Trabattoni - "ELEMENTS - The beauty of chemistry #2" • Mark Ramsay - "Sand" • WerbeFabrik - "cola drink refreshment" • HealthGauge - "Milk" • jlarbig - "food dressing salad"

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