Problem: A substance that can't be chemically broken down into simpler substances is:A. a homogeneous mixtureB. an elementC. a heterogeneous mixtureD. a compoundE. an electron 

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We're being asked to determine the substance that can't be chemically broken down into simpler substance.


Recall that Matter can be categorized as a single or variable composition.

• Matter is considered a pure substance if it is composed of a single entity. Pure substances can be further categorized into two:

Element
Compound

• Matter is considered a mixture if they have variable composition. Mixtures are not chemically combinedMixtures can be further categorized into two:

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A substance that can't be chemically broken down into simpler substances is:

A. a homogeneous mixture
B. an element
C. a heterogeneous mixture
D. a compound
E. an electron 

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