Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 2, The Chemistry of Life - Assessment - 2.2 Properties of Water - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 56: 10



Work Step by Step

Option a. is incorrect. Sugar and sand do not combine chemically to form a new substance; therefore, this mixing does not constitute a compound. Option c. is incorrect. This is not a solution because the sand and sugar are mixed, but they are not evenly distributed. Option d. is incorrect. This is not a suspension. The components do not break down into smaller pieces that do not settle out. Option b. is correct. This is a mixture that is composed of two substances that are only physically mixed but do not react chemically.
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