When two liquids mix, and they are not hindered by a polarity mismatch (like oil and water), why don't they always form a homogenous mixture? Due to entropy, a liquid will disperse itself evenly. This even distribution will lead to homogeneity, no? According to an answer to this question (one given when this question looked different), said that they don't always distribute themselves evenly. So, let me lay done some ground rules:
- Both the liquids are non-polar or polar
- The liquids do not react in a way that creates products
Now, what hinders these liquids from dispersing evenly in each other?
Also, I'm going to clarify a certain conception I have, in case it is wrong:
A homogenous mixture is a mixture where the parts are evenly distributed. A solution is a homogenous mixture, where the solute has been deconstructed into its ionic components.