Binary Mixtures

  • Mário J. de Oliveira
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


In this chapter we study mixtures of two components, called binary mixtures which are quite common in nature, both the homogeneous and heterogeneous. Many minerals, when not pure substances are homogeneous solid binary mixtures such as olivine (magnesium silicate and iron silicate) and amalgam (solid solution of mercury and silver). The manufactured alloys, such as bronze (copper and tin) and brass (copper and zinc) are also solid binary mixtures. Alcohol is usually found in association with water, forming a homogeneous binary mixture.


Mole Fraction Binary Mixture Pure Substance Magnesium Silicate Iron Silicate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mário J. de Oliveira
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  1. 1.Instituto de FisicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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