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Problem

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Consider the flowchart of the classification of matter on the right. For each category of the classification of matter, provide a definition and two examples. For starters complete the table below.

Category Definition Example
Matter
Pure substance
Mixture
Element
Compound
Homogeneous mixture
Heterogeneous mixture

Solution

Answers will vary of course. Here's mine.

Category Definition Example
Matter Anything that has mass and occupies some volume. Rocks
Pure substance Matter where all particles have the same properties. Water
Mixture Matter made from two or more pure substances. Sand
Element Substance made of one type of atom. Sodium
Compound Substance made from two or more elements combined. Sodium chloride
Homogeneous mixture Mixture made of uniformly distributed particles. Salt solution
Heterogeneous mixture Mixture made of non-uniformly distributed particles. Soil and gravel
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