Chemistry

What is the Difference Between a Compound and a Mixture?

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Compound    Mixture
It is formed by a chemical combination of atoms of the elements. Mixture is formed by the simple mixing up of the substances.
the constituents lose their identity and form a new substance having entirely different properties from them. mixture shows the properties of the constituents.
compounds always have fixed composition by mass. mixtures do not have fixed composition.
the components cannot be separated by physical means. the components can be separated by simple physical methods.
Every compound is represented by a chemical formula. it consists of two or more components and does not have any chemical formula.
compounds have homogeneous composition. they may be homogeneous or heterogeneous in composition.
compounds have sharp and fixed melting points. mixtures do not have sharp and fixed melting points.

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