Wait, isn't that a mixture?
It seems easy enough to point out mixtures. Anytime you combine anything, it would be a mixture. Right? For example, you’re baking a cake. You add in eggs, flour, butter and sugar and mix it together. Bubbles rise to the surface. Is this a mixture? Actually no! This is because a chemical reaction occurred between these cooking ingredients. In chemistry, a mixture is what you get when you combine substances with a way that no chemical reaction occurs.
At one point during the baking process, you do have a mixture! Can you guess when? When you mixed together only dry ingredients like flour, salt, and sugar.
- What are other examples of mixtures?
If you mix your raisins into your oatmeal, is that a mixture?
Does an alloy count as a mixture? Why or why not?