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Unit 2: Classification of Matter Physical Science Steinbrink

Matter  Anything that has mass and takes up space. Chemistry is the study of this!

Mixture  Most common type of matter, two or more substances having separate properties

Homogeneous Mixture  A mixture that is evenly mixed, the same throughout, can be separated by physical means

Heterogeneous Mixture  Any type of mixture that is made up of different substances in different proportions, not evenly mixed.

Suspension  A Heterogeneous mixture in which one substance has groups of particles too heavy to remain mixed, eventually settling occurs.

Gel  A colloid in which a liquid is dispersed throughout a solid

Pure Substances  The type of matter chemists are most interested in, having identifiable properties, made up of units that are all alike.

Colloid  A mixture that can look like a solution but the different substances are held up in suspension, not truly dissolved, will scatter a light beam.

Compound  Pure substance made up of two or more types of atoms in a specific ratio, cannot be separated by physical change, has a formula.

Elements  Simplest substance of all, atoms are all alike with the same number of protons, cannot be separated, has a symbol, found on periodic table.

Emulsion  A colloid in which two liquids are dispersed but not truly dissolved.

Foam  A colloid in which a gas is dispersed throughout a liquid or a solid.

Solution  Any homogeneous mixture, particles of a solute are completely mixed between particles of a solvent.

Alloy  Solution of two or more metals with unique properties but not chemically bonded into a compound.

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