2Definitions:The prefix “homo” – indicate samenessHomogeneous – A homogeneous mixture has the same uniform appearance throughout. Many homogeneous mixtures are commonly referred to as solutions.
3Definitions:The prefix “hetero” – indicate differenceHeterogeneous - A heterogeneous mixture consists of visibly different substances or phases. The three phases or states of matter are gas, liquid, and solid.
4Identification Chart YES YES Uniform properties? Fixed composition? Can be broken downchemically?If not, it’s aheterogeneousmixtureIf not, it’s ahomogeneous mixtureIf not, it’s an elementIf so it’s a compound