Provide an example of a solid based heterogeneous mixture.

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A mixture is made by mixing two or more different materials together. Note that there is no chemical combination in the constituents of a mixture. This means that constituents of a mixture can be separated by physical means. A mixture can be either homogeneous or heterogeneous, depending on the uniformity of mixing. If the different constituents of a mixture are uniformly present throughout, such a mixture is known as a homogeneous mixture.

A heterogeneous mixture consists of constituents which are not distributed uniformly throughout the mixture. A common solid based heterogeneous mixture is trail mix. This is made by mixing dry fruits, nuts, chocolates, grains, etc. The different components of trail mix are non-uniformly distributed in the mixture and can be easily separated into individual components. Note that each individual constituent retains its own properties (taste, color, etc.). 

Some other examples of solid-based heterogeneous mixtures are

  • a bowl of fruit loops
  • a bowl of oatmeal and raisin cereal
  • mixed nuts 

Hope this helps. 

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