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What Are Examples of Pure Substances?

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Table salt or sodium chloride is a pure substance, while sea salt is not.

Table salt or sodium chloride is a pure substance, while sea salt is not.

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Question: What Are Examples of Pure Substances?

A pure substance or chemical substance is a material that has constant composition (is homogeneous) and has consistent properties throughout the sample. Here are examples of pure substances.

Answer: Examples of pure substances include tin, sulfur, diamond, water, pure sugar (sucrose), table salt (sodium chloride) and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).

Tin, sulfur and diamond are examples of pure substances which are chemical elements. All elements are pure substances.

Water, sugar, salt and baking soda are pure substances which are chemical compounds. Chemical compounds also are pure substances.

Depending on who you talk to, homogenous mixtures may be considered examples of pure substances. Examples of homogenous mixtures include vegetable oil, honey and air.

Inhomogenous mixtures are not pure substances. Examples of materials which are not pure substances include gravel, your computer and a tree.

 

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