What is a Heterogeneous and Homogeneous mixture? What is a good and easy way to remember what they mean? Also what is an example for both?

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A heterogeneous mixture is a mixture that is not well mixed.  It's a mixture in which you can see the different "stuff" that's mixed in.  One of my favorite heterogeneous mixtures is trail mix.  It has M&M's, peanuts, raisins, pretzels, etc. It's so poorly mixed that you can see what...

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A heterogeneous mixture is a mixture that is not well mixed.  It's a mixture in which you can see the different "stuff" that's mixed in.  One of my favorite heterogeneous mixtures is trail mix.  It has M&M's, peanuts, raisins, pretzels, etc. It's so poorly mixed that you can see what you are getting with each handful.  That's also what allows me to pick up only the M&M's.  Lots of foods are heterogeneous mixtures: Chex mix, Lucky Charms, and Honey Bunches of Oats.  

A homogeneous mixture is a mixture that is mixed well enough where the entire mixture looks uniform.  It looks to be the same texture and color.  Milk is a homogeneous mixture.  Go into your refrigerator and check the milk jug.  I'm certain it will say "homogenized."   Tea or coffee would work as examples as well.  An example of a homogeneous gas mixture is the air that you are breathing right now.  

The only recommendation that I have for a memory tool is to take note of the "homo" form word in homogeneous.  "Homo" means "same."  A homogeneous mixture is the same throughout.  "Homo" is a frequently occurring science word, so it's good to remember.  Homologous chromosomes are paired chromosomes.  Homozygous alleles carry the same genetic info.  Homosexual means same sex.  "Hetero" is a form word that means "different," of different, not the same, parts.

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