We explain what a mixture is and what are the results that can be obtained. In addition, its components and types of mixing.
What is a mixture?
A mixture is a compound of two other materials that are bonded but not chemically combined. In a mixture each component maintains its chemical properties, however there are some mixtures in which the components react chemically when joined.
A mixture is a combination of any element, whether similar or not, for example you can mix documents, food, lotions, creams, different types of soil, molecules, whatever. When different elements are mixed, different results can be obtained:
The components of a mixture can be:
The mixtures can be of two types:
- Homogeneous mixtures . When the mixed components are joined in such a way that they are not identifiable to the naked eye, only one phase can be seen. For example we have as a result a homogeneous dough when we knead a cake dough.
- Heterogeneous mixtures . The mixed elements do not form an equal whole, it is the opposite of homogeneous because we can see the different elements of the mixture in it. A clear example of a heterogeneous mixture is a salad, since its ingredients are different from each other.
On the other hand, it is called mixing a result thrown by a recording process and editing of various sounds . Here unnecessary noises or sounds are eliminated or those that are not chords and the desired ones are left. This method is the one used by professional DJs.
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