Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 1 - Introduction: Matter and Measurement - Exercises: 1.14d

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This question deals with classifying substances as pure substances, a heterogeneous mixture, or a homogeneous mixture. The specific substance is sand. Sand is a heterogeneous mixture. It is composed of many different materials, including silicon, quartz, and many others. These materials aren't bonded to each other, making it a mixture. The fact that you can see different individual particles makes it a heterogeneous mixture.
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