Problem: Classify each of the following molecular diagrams as a pure substance or a mixture. 

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We are being asked to classify each of the following molecular diagrams as either a pure substance or a mixture.

RecallMatter can be classified as either pure substance or mixture.

pure substance has a single composition. If a pure substance can be separated into simpler substances, it is a compound such as CO2. If it cannot be separated into simpler substances, it is an element such as He, Cland O3.

mixture has a variable composition. If a mixture does not have a uniform composition, it is heterogeneous such as a mixture of water and oil. If it has a uniform composition, it is homogenous such as air.

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Classify each of the following molecular diagrams as a pure substance or a mixture. 

The figure labeled (a) shows six space-filling molecules arranged in a free order. Each molecule consists of a black sphere connected to two red spheres arranged opposite to each other.The figure labeled (b) shows four space-filling molecules of the first type and twenty four space-filling molecules of the second type. The first type molecules are arranged above the second type molecules. Each molecule of the first type consists of five black spheres and twelve white spheres. Each molecule of the second type consists of a red sphere and two white spheres.The figure labeled (c) shows three space-filling molecules of the first type and eight space-filling molecules of the second type. All molecules are arranged in a free order. Each molecule of the first type consists of two black, one red, and five white spheres. Each molecule of the second type consists of a red sphere and two white spheres.The figure labeled (d) shows eight white spheres arranged in a free order.

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