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Is wood a heterogeneous mixture?
A quick answer to this question: wood is a heterogeneous mixture. Bet you did not realize that wood is a mixture much like the human body is also a mixture. Wood is also a heterogeneous mixture which means it is made up of a variety of compounds but these compounds are available in varying concentrations in the body of the wood.
What are heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures?
A heterogeneous mixture is a mixture in which all the compounds or elements are mixed in different proportions throughout the wood. A homogeneous mixture is a mixture with compounds present in even proportions throughout the body of the mixture. Some examples are water, perfume, air, steel, brass, and white glue.
Is wood a mixture or compound?
Wood is a mixture as it is formed of combinations of the elements Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, and a small percentage of other elements. These elements cannot be reduced to smaller parts through simple processes.
Why does a piece of wood look different on different surfaces?
It is because all the elements and compounds in a piece of wood are not mixed evenly throughout the wood. One sample of wood may have more water/oxygen than another area, or one sample may have some tree sap, while another may not.