Heterogeneous Mixture Examples

Heterogeneous Mixture

A heterogeneous mixture is a mixture that, quite simply, is not uniform throughout. Hetero- means different. You could separate the parts of the mixture from each other-this is one of the hallmarks of a heterogeneous mixture. Another characteristic is that the different substances that make up a heterogeneous mixture keep their own properties.

Examples of Heterogeneous Mixture:

A bowl of Chex Mix

A piggy bank full of different kinds of coins

Sand in a bottle of water (it will settle/separate if you allow it to sit)


Vinegar and Oil (again, they will separate if you allow to sit)

A bowl of M&Ms-different colors

A bowl of mixed nuts

A casserole containing chicken, rice, and cheese

A pizza with various toppings

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