water is a compound but sugar or salt make a mixture when dissolved in water.explain

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A compound is formed when two or more elements chemically combine together. In water, H2 and O2 chemically react to give H2O. 
When salt or sugar is added, they donot chemically react with water but gets dissolved in the spaces present in between water molecules, and hence form a mixture as it contains two substances which are not chemically same. 

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sugar and salt makes a mixture as it can be separated easily by by chemical means.water is a compound as water has molecles carbon dioxide and oxygen which cannot be separated by chemical means.
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