Asked by: Angelic Wierbrugge
science chemistry

Is concrete a homogeneous or heterogeneous mixture?

Concrete is a heterogeneous (composite) material consisting of cement, water, fine aggregates and coarse aggregates. A material is said to be homogeneous when it's properties are same in all the directions. Otherwise it is a heterogeneous material. Cement may be called a homogeneous material.

In this regard, is cement a homogeneous or heterogeneous mixture?

Cement is a solid homogeneous mixture of calcium compounds. Mixed with sand, gravel and water, it becomes concrete, one of the most important building materials in the world. Many alloys are homogeneous mixtures of metals, or of a metal and a nonmetallic substance.

Secondly, what is difference between homogeneous and heterogeneous? A homogeneous mixture has the same uniform appearance and composition throughout. Many homogeneous mixtures are commonly referred to as solutions. A heterogeneous mixture consists of visibly different substances or phases. Solutions have particles which are the size of atoms or molecules - too small to be seen.

Likewise, what kind of mixture is a concrete?

Concrete is a mixture of lime (CaO), cement, water(H2O), sand, and other ground-up rocks and solids. All of these ingredients are mixed together.

Which is a homogeneous mixture?

A homogeneous mixture is a solid, liquid, or gaseous mixture that has the same proportions of its components throughout any given sample. An example of a homogeneous mixture is air. In physical chemistry and materials science this refers to substances and mixtures which are in a single phase.

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