A substance that has a fixed chemical compositionthroughout.
Examples are water, nitrogen, helium, carbondioxide.
Does not have to be a single chemical composition.
A mixture of various chemical elements orcompounds also qualifies as pure substances, i.e air.
A mixture of two or more phases of pure substance istill a pure substance as long as the chemicalcomposition of all phases is the same, i.e. water existas ice, liquid water and steam.