Soil is a heterogeneous mixture. Soil is made up of a variety of substances, such as pebbles, plant matter and sand, but these components remain separate in the mixture. More »

Although some artificially produced sands may have small enough grains to appear homogeneous, beach sands are heterogeneous mixtures, according to Elmhurst College. Heterogeneous mixtures are composed of particles which ... More »

Steel is homogeneous, because it is an alloy. An alloy is a solid mixture of different metal components. In a homogeneous mixture, the components contained in the mixture are uniformly distributed throughout the mixture. More »

Loam soil, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, is a mixture of clay, sand, silt and organic matter. This soil is loose, fertile, easily worked and drains well; it exists in two variations: clay or sandy loam. More »

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 lay... More »

A homogeneous mixture is one where all the components are uniformly distributed and a heterogeneous mixture is one where the components have localized regions with different properties. The difference simply lies in how ... More »

Wood is a heterogeneous mixture. There are differences in the grain that show the material is not uniformly mixed. This allows certain areas of the sample of wood to have different properties than other areas. More »