What is the Difference Between a Compound and a 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.|