A mixture is a substance that comprises two or more elements and/or compounds that are physically intermingled but that have not reacted chemically to form new substances. A mixture may be a solid, liquid, gas, or some combination of those states.
We are surrounded by mixtures, both in the chemistry lab and in everyday life. The air we breathe is a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and small amounts of other gases. Our soft drinks are complex mixtures of water, sugar, carbon dioxide, and various organic compounds that provide the color and flavor. The foods we eat are complex mixtures of organic and inorganic ...
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