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Chapter 1.2, Problem 1.1.1PE

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Chemistry: The Central Science (13...

13th Edition
Theodore E. Brown + 5 others
ISBN: 9780321910417

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Chemistry: The Central Science (13...

13th Edition
Theodore E. Brown + 5 others
ISBN: 9780321910417
Interpretation Introduction

To determine:

The correct description of the cube of material cut from the inside of an apple.

Answer

Solution:

The correct description is that “it consists of a heterogeneous mixture of elements and compounds” and it corresponds to option (d).

Explanation

An element is a pure substance made up of only one kind of atoms and a compound is a pure substance that has a fixed composition.

A cube material cut from the inside of an apple consists of a mixture of compounds such as sugar, water and also of different elements such as sodium, potassium etc. Basically its flesh is a homogeneous mixture of all these compounds and elements.

It also has seeds and peel that makes it heterogeneous. Since a cube of apple has all of these so it is a heterogeneous mixture. Vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber are contained in its peel. So, the composition of peel is different from the composition of its flesh.

Thus, it consists of a heterogeneous mixture of elements and compound.

Hence, only option (d) is correct.

Conclusion

cube of material cut from the inside of an apple is a heterogeneous mixture of elements and compounds.

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