Problem: 1) Classify each of the following as a mixture, a compound, or an element?table sugar, propane, bronze, tea, vinegar, dry ice, oxygen, aluminum

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

Element  cannot be separated into simpler substances or composed of only 1 type of atom (eg. O3, Cl2)
Compound/Molecule  can be separated into simpler substances

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


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1) Classify each of the following as a mixture, a compound, or an element?

table sugar, propane, bronze, tea, vinegar, dry ice, oxygen, aluminum

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