Mixture vs. Colloids

Difference Between Mixture And Colloids A mixture in which the particles of the different components cannot be distinguished visually is called a homogeneous mixture. An example is a solution of sugar in water. Generally, solutions and colloids are homogeneous mixtures. A mixture in which the particles of the components can be distinguished by visual observation […]

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Horsetail vs. Club Mosses

Difference Between Horsetail And Club Mosses Horsetails More than any other group of plants, the horsetails deserve the name “living fossils.” In modern times, they number just 15 species, all of which belong to a single genus—Equisetum—that has survived virtually unchanged for 300 million years. Equisetum may hold the distinction of being the oldest living […]

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Electroplating vs. Electrolysis

Difference Between Electroplating And Electrolysis Electroplating is the process of coating, or plating, an object with metal by using an electric current. Things are given metal coatings to make them look better and to protect them from rust. Familiar examples of electroplated objects include gold-plated jewelry, silver-plated tableware (spoons, forks, knives), and chromium-plated automobile bumpers. […]

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Larches vs. Cedars

Difference Between Larches And Cedars Larches are one of the few nonevergreen conifers. They lose their needlelike leaves each fall. An attractive light green, the short needles are considerably softer than those of other conifers. They grow in thick clusters of 10 to 30 needles on the tips of short spurs on branches and the […]

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Turbojets vs. Rockets

Difference Between Turbojets And Rockets Perhaps the best-known jet-type engine is the turbojet, or turbine-jet. In this form of propulsion, air is drawn from the atmosphere through intakes, usually located in either the nose or the wing roots of the plane. The air is compressed, led into a combustion chamber, mixed with injected fuel, and […]

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Genes vs. Mutations

Difference Between Genes And Mutations The genes of a given chromosome can be pictured as grouped together in a string. Each gene occupies a definite place in the string. Genes, together with the environment, are responsible for the development of a living body from fertilization through various stages of life—infancy, youth, maturity, old age, and […]

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Firs vs. Douglas Firs

Difference Between Firs And Douglas Firs Firs Firs have a striking pyramid shape, similar to that of spruces, with which they are sometimes confused. They can be distinguished by their needles, which do not grow from peglike stalks (as do those of spruces), but directly from the main branch from bases shaped like suction cups. […]

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Liverworts vs. Hornworts

Difference Between Liverworts And Hornworts The first plant to emerge onto dry land some 400 million years ago may have looked like a liverwort. Indeed, the oldest liverwort fossil (Hepaticites) is thought to be nearly that old. Liverworts get their name from their simple shape, which somewhat resembles that of a flattened liver. This tiny […]

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Electromagnetic Radiation Vs. Thermionic Emmission

Difference Between Electromagnetic Radiation And Thermionic Emmission Electromagnetic Radiation, the transmission of energy in the form of paired electric and magnetic fields. The most familiar forms of electromagnetic radiation are light waves; heat, or infrared, radiation; and radio waves. However, the radiation also travels in shorter waves in the forms of ultraviolet light, X rays, […]

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Sternum vs. Ribs

Difference Between Sternum And Ribs The sternum, or breastbone, looks like a dagger pointing downward. To the “handle” of the dagger is hinged the narrower “blade,” consisting of four fused segments. The tip, or point, of the dagger consists of cartilage in youth, but becomes bony in middle life. The cartilages of the first seven […]

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