For an explanation, see the main splats page
The principles of mixtures
- Mixtures are variable, and can be separated more easily than compounds, using purely physical means such as filtration, flotation, magnetism or distillation.
- Mixtures are more variable than compounds. The parts can be separated more easily using purely physical methods like filtration, flotation and distillation.
- A solution is a mixture made up of a solute (the thing dissolved) and a solvent (the thing dissolving). A solute and solvent cannot be separated by filtration.
- An emulsion is a mixture in which the particles are too large and discrete for it to be regarded as a solution, but which are fairly well mixed together.
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