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Composition of Matter

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substance
A single kind of matter that is pure and has a specific set of properties.
element
A pure substance made of only one kind of atom
compound
A substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bonds
heterogeneous mixture
A mixture in which different materials can be distinguished easily
homogeneous mixture
A mixture in which substances are evenly distributed throughout the mixture
Suspension
A mixture in which particles can be seen and easily separated by settling or filtration
Colloid
A mixture containing small, undissolved particles that do not settle out.
Tyndall effect
Scattering of a light beam as it passes through a colloid
Solution
A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances

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