|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.