Difference Between Compound and mixture

Difference between mixture and compound

Mixture compound
The Constituents of a mixture may be present
in  any ratio,
The constituents of a compound are always present
in a fixed ratio by mass or weight
 Mixture may be homogeneous or heterogeneous.  Compounds are always homogeneous in nature
 The constituents of a mixture can be easily separated by simple mechanical means  The constituents of a compound cannot be easily separated by simple mechanical means chemical method is Required.
 The properties of a mixture  are in between those of its constituents. The properties of a compound are entirely different from those of its constituents.
 Mixture are formed as a result of physical change  Compounds are formed as a result of a chemical change
 The melting and boiling points of a mixture are usually not sharp.  Chemical Compounds possess sharp melting and boiling points
 When a mixture is formed no heat, light or electrical energy is absorbed or evolved.  Formation of a compound is always accompanied by absorption of heat ,light or electrical energy.

Difference between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtue

Homogeneous mixture
Heterogeneous mixture
A mixture which contains the uniform composition through out the sample is called homogeneous mixture.The components of this mixture cannot be seen with naked eye or even under a powerful microscope. It consists of a single phase i.e Either gaseous, solid or liquid for example, air is a mixture of different gases. whereas petrol, kerosene oil, diesel oil etc. are homogeneous mixture of a number of liquid hydrocarbons. Homogeneous mixtures are also called solutions. A mixture which does not contain the uniform composition throughout the sample is called the Heterogeneous mixture. The components of this mixture can be seen even with a naked eye. It consists of two or more distinct phases. A mixture of sand and copper sulphate is an example of heterogeneous mixture.
Mixture can not be represented by a formula because it is a component of two or more elements or compound mixed in any proportion.


More from other websites tyrocity for extra knowledge visit here

  1. HSEB Question Collection | The Lamentation of Old Pensioner
  2. Long Question – 3 | The Lamentation of Old Pensioner
  3. Grandmother | Heritage of Words | HSEB Notes
  4. Short Question – 4 | The Lamentation of Old Pensioner
  5. About Love | Heritage of Words | HSEB Notes
  6. Travelling Through The Dark | Heritage of Words




Hemant Chaudhary is an student 19 years old. He is interested in Hacking, Blogging,coding. He like to Visit new Places and make new Friends. He used to Learn His web works From Friends and Currently is is CEO and Founder of Meropaper and meroreview.com