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What are the difference between compound and mixtures
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Yogita Ingle 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Sl. No. Differentiating Property Compound Mixture
1 Definition Compound are substances which can be formed by chemically combining two or more elements. Mixtures are substances that are formed by physically mixing two or more substances.
2 Types Compounds can be of three types, which are: covalent compounds, metallic compounds and ionic compounds.


Note: Compounds can be classified as organic compounds or inorganic compounds depending on the presence of carbon in the molecular structure.

Mixtures are mainly of two types i.e. homogenous mixtures and heterogeneous mixtures.
3 Substance Category Compounds fall under pure substances. Mixtures can be categorized as impure substances.
4 Composition Details The chemical composition of compounds is always fixed. A mixture can have a variable composition of the substances forming it.
5 Nature Compounds are always homogeneous in nature Mixtures can either be homogeneous or heterogeneous in nature.

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