7th of September 2015

difference between homogeneous and hetrogeneous mixture

Rohitrajesh54 Rajesh - CBSE - Class IX

Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 13:40:PM


Homogeneous mixtures: A mixture which has uniform composition and properties throughout its mass is called a homogeneous mixture. Examples: Sugar solution, salt solution etc.

Heterogeneous mixture: A mixture which has different composition and properties in different parts of their mass is called heterogeneous mixture. Examples: Sand mixed with salt, sugar in oil etc.

Types of mixtures



Solid in solid


Example: Bronze (Cu, Zn, Sn)

Gun powder (Charcoal, Sulphur, Nitre)

Solid in liquid

Iodine in alcohol, sugar in carbon disulphide, sugar in water, salt in water

Sugar in oil, sand in water

Liquid in solid

Amalgam (Hg + Au)

Water in sponge

Liquid in liquid

Methanol in water, acetone in water

Oil in water, kerosene in water

Gas in liquid

HCl in water

Helium in water

Liquid in gas

Moisture in air

Mist, fog

Gas in gas

Pure air

Air in industries

Monday, September 07, 2015 at 18:07:PM