water is a compound and not a mixture but air is considered a mixture and not a compound. justify.

Asked by rohan maddan | 3rd Oct, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student
Water is a compound because:
The constituents hydrogen and oxygen are present in fixed ratio(1:8 by mass)
Water does not show properties of its constituents either oxygen or hydrogen
The constituents of water can not be separated by physical methods
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Answered by  | 3rd Oct, 2010, 04:22: PM

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