Term Definition Example
Element pure substance with one type of particle aluminum,sodium,helium,oxygen
compound pure substance with two or more particle h2o,salt
mixture two or more substances combined together salt water,orange juice,tap water,milk,chocolate chip cookie
homogeneous mixture mixtures that look like they have only one substance sugar water,black coffee,food coloring
heterogeneous mixture made up of two or more substances that you can see clearly salsa,jam,raisin bread
colloid heterogeneous mixtures that don't separate milk ,mayo
suspension A heterogeneous mixture in witch the particles settle slowly orange juice with pulp, Italian dressing
mechanical mixture an obviously heterogeneous mixture pizza,dirt
Pure substance A substance made up of one kind of matter that can combine chemically oxygen,gold,carbon dioxide,distilled water