CLASSIFICATION OF MATTER
Define the following terms in the space provided:
PROCEDURE: Examine the contents of the eleven petri dishes that are set
up in the lab. The bolts, hex nut, washers, screws, and electrical conections
you will see represent different types of atoms. Using your definitions
from above fill in the following table.
|Bag Number||Atoms, Molecules or both are present||Contents are heterogeneous or homogeneous||Contents are (pick one) Compund, element or mixture||Contents are (pick one) substance or not a substance|
HOMOGENOUS - Describes a sample of matter that has uniform characteristics throughout.
HETEROGENOUS - Describes a sample of matter that has parts with different compositions.
ATOM - The smallest particle of an element that can enter into a chemical change. It consists on a central nucleus and electron clouds outside the nucleus.
MOLECULE - The smallest particle of a covalent substance that can exist free and still have the compositionand properties of that substance.
ELEMENT - A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by ordinary means.
COMPOUND - A substance of definite composition which may be decomposed into two or more simpler substances by chemical change.
MIXTURE - An association of two or more substances that are not chemically combined.
SUBSTANCE - A sample of matter, all parts of which have one set of identifying