Term Definition Examples
pure substances a substance made up of one kind of matter that can combine chemically distilled water, gold, iron
element a pure substance with one type of particle helium, mercury, silver
compound a combination of two or more elements in fixed proportions sugar, distilled water, carbon dioxide
mixture two or mare substances combined together milk, tap water, orange juice
homogeneous mixture a mixture that looks like it only has one set of properties black coffee, pop, tap water, food colouring
heterogeneous mixture has tow or more compents that are still visable salsa, rasin bread, chocolate chip cookie
colloid heterogeneous mixture were tiny particles do not settle,it is a cloudy mixture that is fine enough to pass through common filters milk, mayo
solution a homogeneous mixture of to or more substances salt water, apple juice
suspension a cloudy mixture were tiny particles of one substance are held together by another substance,can be separted by a filter,will eventally settle at the bottom orange juice(with pulp), salad dressing,
mechanical mixture an obviously heterogenous mixture pizza, dirt