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What is the difference between a pure substance and a mixture ?

Solution

A pure substance consists of only one kind of matter, that is. all the particles are same. It has a definite composition and constant properties. It cannot be split into simpler substances by physical meAll pure substances have characteristic melting and boiling points. A pure substance is either a compound or an element.

A Mixture contains two or more substances in any proportion which can be separated by physical methods. Mixtures are generally of two types:
Homogeneous and Heterogeneous.
In a mixture, the constituents can be present in any ratio. They do not have characteristic melting and boiling points. In a mixture each constituent retain its original properties. These can be separated by physical means

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Solution What is the Difference Between a Pure Substance and a Mixture ? Concept: Concept of Elements, Compounds and Mixture.
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