Sugar is a compound. Sugar, or sucrose, is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen elements, and it has the chemical formula C12H22O11. More »

Soil is considered a mixture, as it is a composition in which each of the components retains its own properties. Mixtures have no fixed chemical structure or composition, and each of the atoms or molecules can be physica... More »

An element is a simple substance that is made from one type of atom and cannot be broken down into simpler components by chemical or physical means. A mixture is made from two or more substances that are chemically diffe... More »

Sugar dissolves more quickly in hot water because the water molecules are moving at a higher rate of speed and break down the sugar more quickly. The hot water contains more kinetic energy, and the more mobile water make... More »

Petroleum jelly is a mixture of several hydrocarbons, the parts of which are not chemically bonded to one another such as in a compound. Some of the ingredients in petroleum jelly are methane (CH4), ethane (C2H5), propan... More »

Air is a homogeneous mixture, not a compound. The components of a mixture can be separated once they have been combined; a compound is a new substance formed by a reaction between components. More »

Sugar dissolves more quickly in hot tea than in iced tea because the solubility of solutes in solvents generally increases with an increase in temperature, according to Rutgers University. The heat provides energy to bre... More »