Corn oil and white vinegar are homogeneous mixtures, but when mixed together in making salad dressing, they form a heterogeneous mixture. In this resulting mixture, both components can be seen — vinegar as the bottom layer and oil floating on top.Continue Reading
All matter can be described as either a pure substance or a mixture. A mixture is any substance that consists of two or more components, and it can be either homogeneous or heterogeneous.
Homogeneous mixtures contain two or more components that cannot be visually distinguished or separated into the individual components.
Examples of homogeneous mixtures include:
Heterogeneous mixtures contain two or more components that can be seen, which can be separated into the individual components by physical means.
Examples of heterogeneous mixtures include: