What is Matter By Kane Bates

What is Matter

Matter is 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

Different types of matter

There are different types of matter there is pure substance and mixture. pure substance is a element which is one substance, and compound which is one or more.the next is mixture there are five types of mixtures there are homogeneous,heterogeneous,solutions,supension, and colloid. click the tab below to find out what these mean

Pure substance


An element is a substance made from only one type of atom. For example, Oxygen (oxygen symbol) is an element made up of ONLY oxygen atoms


A compound is a substance made from two or more elements that have reacted chemically with each other. The elements in the compound can NOT be separated by physical means.

Different type of Mixtures

Homogeneous Mixture

A homogeneous substance is When a sample of matter has the same composition throughout, we call that substance a homogeneous substance.

Heterogeneous mixture

A heterogeneous mixture is one that does not have uniform properties and composition. Take a look at a bowl of cereal with nuts. A spoon full will surely have a different number of nuts than a second spoonful taken at random. Another example—take some sea-sand into your palms. Look at it closely and you will notice that some sand particles are bigger than others, and the colors of some particles may be different too. They are NOT uniform in any way!


A solution is a homogeneous mixture involving a solute and a solvent. The solute is the substance that gets dissolved and the solvent is the liquid in which the solute dissolves.


A suspension is a heterogeneous mixture of a liquid and a solid. The solid usually does not dissolve, and can be very visible to the eye. Sometimes the solids are heavy, and large enough for sedimentation (particles settling down in layers) in the container holding it. Unlike colloids, regular agitation is needed to keep mixture fairly mixed.


A colloid (also known as colloidal dispersion) may look like a homogeneous mixture, because the mixture looks very uniform. Under a bit of magnification, the solute is not completely dissolved, and the particles are big enough, making the entire mixture cloudy.


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