Sugar is an example of a(n)______, while koolaid is an example of a(n)______.Its a question on my science final study guide that I haven't been able to find anywhere and we got our books taken up....

Sugar is an example of a(n)______, while koolaid is an example of a(n)______.

Its a question on my science final study guide that I haven't been able to find anywhere and we got our books taken up. I need help. D:

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ndnordic | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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sugar is an example of a compound, while koolaid is an example of a homogeneous mixture.

Elements and compounds are pure substances - meaning they are composed of only one type of material.

A homogeneous mixture means that the properties of the mixture are the same everywhere in the substance.

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beckid75 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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Sugar is an example of a compound, while koolaid is an example of a homogeneous mixture (more specifically, a solution).

A compound is a combination of 2 or more different kinds of atoms chemically bonded in a set ratio.

A mixture is a combination of 2 or more substances.  When the mixture is homogeneous, the substances are evenly mixed throughout.  In a solution, one substance (the solute) dissolves into another (the solvent), which means that the solute breaks down into such small particles that it can't be seen anymore.  Both the solute and the solvent keep their original properties.

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