water is a compound not a mixture .justify it by giving two reasons


Water is a compound can be supported by the following facts:

1) Its constituents Hydrogen and oxygen are always present in the same ratio as 2:1(H2O)

2) Its properties are different from its constituent elements(hydrogen and oxygen)

3) Its constituents cannot be separated by simple physical means but requires chemical methods and it has a fixed boiling point.


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 Water is a compound and not a mixture because it has a fixed ratio. Another reason is that when we mix two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom we get water, it is a total new compound.

Also it does not have the properties of its constituents

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 1 It can't be separated into its constituents by physical methods.

2 water has fixed boiling point

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