2 Definitions:The prefix “homo” – indicate samenessHomogeneous – A homogeneous mixture has the same uniform appearance throughout. Many homogeneous mixtures are commonly referred to as solutions.
3 Definitions: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.
4 Identification 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