In chemistry, a mixture is a material made up of two or more different substances which are mixed. A mixture refers to the physical combination of two or more substances in which the identities are retained and are mixed in the form of solutions, suspensions and colloids.
What substance is a mixture?
A heterogeneous mixture is a mixture of two or more chemical substances (elements or compounds), where the different components can be visually distinguished and easily separated by physical means. Examples include: mixtures of sand and water. mixtures of sand and iron filings.
Is the salt a mixture?
Examples of pure substances are elements (such as iron, silver, gold, etc.), compounds (such as water, sodium chloride, etc.), etc. Thus, salt water is a mixture, with salt as the solute and water as the solvent. In fact, salt water is a homogeneous mixture and can be termed as a solution.