Explain why, a solution of salt in water is considered a mixture and not a compound.

The solution of salt in water is a mixture and not a compound because the salt solution is made up of salt and water, mixed physically.
  1. The constituents of the salt solution might be present in varying ratios.
  2. The salt solution does not have fixed properties. Its properties depend on the nature of its components and the ratios in which they are mixed.
  3. The constituents of salt solution can be separated easily by physical methods, i.e., distillation.


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Updated on: 19-Jan-2023


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