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a substance that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means

pure substance

a sample of matter, either a single element of a single compound, that has definite chemical and physical properties


an element that is shiny and that conducts heat and electricity well


an element that conducts heat and electricity poorly


an element that has properties of both metals and nonmetals


a substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bounds


a combination of two or more substances that are NOT chemically combined


a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances uniformly dispersed throughout a single phase


in a solution, the substance that dissolves in the solvent


in a solution, the substance in which the solute dissolves


the amount of a particular substance in a given quantity of a mixture, solution, or ore


the ability of one substance to dissolve in another at a given temperature and pressure


a mixture in which particles of a material are more of less evenly dispersed throughout a liquid of gas


a mixture consisting of tiny particles that are intermediate in size between those in solutions and those in suspensions and that are suspended in a liquid, solid, or gas

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