Is Lemonade a Compound or a Mixture?

Because sugar, water, and lemons are mixed together without a chemical reaction, lemonade is a combination. The chemicals’ bonds are unable to combine, therefore the three objects are mingled together.

A compound is a pure material made up of atoms from two or more different elements. Compounds are formed by combining these atoms in specific ratios. A compound is formed when baking soda and vinegar are joined in a recipe, or when flour and eggs are combined in a recipe. A mixture is formed when two or more components combine without undergoing a chemical reaction to generate something new.

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Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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