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Is milk from the store a homogeneous mixture?

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ChyannaH | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 10, 2013 at 12:07 AM via web

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Is milk from the store a homogeneous mixture?

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted October 10, 2013 at 1:48 AM (Answer #2)

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There are types of milks based on how it is produced and thus they may exist in different kinds of solutions. The milk that is drawn directly from the cow is not yet processed so you can see the fats floating and other substances. In this case the milk is a heterogeneous mixture. If you process the milk, the fat is whipped that it forms into tiny particles thus making the milk homogenous. The milk that is placed in the carton for direct consumption is called "processed milk" or "homogenized milk."

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amysor | Student , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted October 10, 2013 at 1:19 AM (Answer #1)

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Yes, milk is a homogenous mixture. A homogenous mixture is a solution with a uniform compostion that you cannot tell apart. Milk is made up of different substances, although, a glance at milk, you cannot see the different substances. A liquid where you can see the difference is water and oil, which is a hetergenous mixture.

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Yojana_Thapa | Student , Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted January 26, 2014 at 12:05 AM (Answer #3)

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Milk is said to be homogeneous mixture. Under a micro it is hetrogeneous.

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parama9000 | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:37 AM (Answer #4)

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Yes, milk is said to be a homogeneous mixture, but in actual fact, it is heterogeneous.

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