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Distinguish between Mixture and Compound

All matter can be classified into two categories: pure substances and mixtures. A pure substance consists of elements or compounds.Elements are the simplest substances in nature and a compound is formed when two or more elements chemically combined together. The components of a compound lose their individual properties and the properties of a compound are different from their individual components. A mixture is a combination of two or more substances which are not chemically the same. In a mixture, the components are present in any proportion and they can be identified visually within the mixture. The properties of a mixture are the same as the properties of individual compounds.


This video explains how to distinguish between the mixture and compound prepared using iron filings and sulphur powder on the basis of (a) Appearance (b) Behaviour towards a magnet (c) Behaviour towards carbon disulphide and (d) Effect of heating with dil. HCl.


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