Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures Poster

Pure Substance

A sample of mater either a single element or a single compound that definite chemical and physical properties.

Characteristics of Elements

The characteristics of elements do not depend on the amount of elements presented. This includes some physical properties like boiling point melting point and density. Also there is chemical properties like reacting with acid.

Elements being identified

Elements can identified by their unique set of properties.

Classifying elements from there properties

Metal - an element that conducts heat and electricity well. Malleable -hammered into sheets. Ductile - pulled into thing wires.

Nonmetal - an element that conducts heat and electricity poorly. Solids tend to be brittle and un malleable.

Metalloid - an element that has properties of both metals and nonmetals Semi-conductors. Some are shiny, but some are dull.

Elements make up compounds

Alot elements take part in chemical changes easily, so they are rarely found alone in nature.

Properties of compounds

By using chemical and physical properties like elements.

How a compound can be broken down into its elements

They require heat or an electric current. Some break down in to there elements during chemical changes. Also some break down into smaller compounds during chemical changes.

Common compounds

  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Table salt
  3. Water

How a mixture can be broken down into different substances using common mixtures

Distillation - separates a mixture based on the boiling points of the components. Water from salt water.

Magnet - magnet will pick up items in the mixture that are magnetic and leave behind the ones that are not. Separating iron and aluminum.

Centrifuge - separates mixtures by the densities of the components. Different parts of blood.