Heterogeneous Mixture: Definition & Examples


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Mayonnaise contains particles mixed together that do not settle out but can be separated by chemical means. What is mayonnaise?

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1. If you put sand in water the sand will settle to the bottom of the container over time. The sand can also be filtered out of the water. What kind of mixture is this?

2. How many types of heterogeneous mixtures are there?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Checking out how the dressing we put on our salads might behave, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of heterogeneous mixtures. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how mayonnaise can be classified.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • How mayonnaise can be classified
  • Number of types of heterogeneous mixtures
  • Definition of a heterogeneous mixture
  • Chemical properties after mixing

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding mayonnaise and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the chemical properties after mixing
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related heterogeneous mixtures lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about when things don't mix together well, review the corresponding lesson Heterogeneous Mixture: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what a mixture is
  • Describe how to make a heterogeneous mixture
  • Understand how the mixture can be separated back to its original components
  • Identify the two types of heterogeneous mixtures
  • Appreciate the differences between suspensions and colloids