Mixture and Compound Differences

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Mixture and Compound Differences 1 One difference between mixtures and compounds is that compounds have a certain composition as opposed to mixtures that can be varied. Chemical compounds are made up of at least two elements that are bonded together in a fixed mass ratio that can only be split apart by chemical means. And a mixture is a substance created by merging at least two different materials with no chemical reaction. Also compounds can only be separated if they are destroyed. But the elements in mixtures can be physically separated from each other easily. Another dissimilarity is that mixtures are usually heterogeneous whereas compounds are always homogeneous. Plus the properties of compounds are completely unlike their constituents. However, in a mixture the constituents do not lose their individual properties. Compound vs. Element 2 Elements are substances that cannot be broken down further into simpler substances by chemical means. There are currently 103 known elements from which all matter that exists is made. And they each have their own atomic number based ...

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