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Is a cake a compound or mixture?

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cherlinlee | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted August 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM via web

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Is a cake a compound or mixture?

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swatisakk | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted August 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM (Answer #1)

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A cake is a compound. It may seem as a mixture however, as it is subject to substantial amount of heat while being baked, various ingredients react to one another and change their physical properties. A mixture can be separated by physical means but a compound, in this context, the cake, cannot be separated physically into its original ingredients.

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smart-kavya | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted August 23, 2012 at 1:32 PM (Answer #2)

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The cake as a whole can't be called as a compound, but it is the MIXTURE of several compounds.

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cassielargy | Student , Undergraduate | Honors

Posted August 26, 2012 at 3:40 AM (Answer #3)

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Mixture.

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