Why and how do substances dissolve? Discover what happens when you create a solution.
- A solution is the mixture formed when a solid dissolves in a liquid.
- A solvent is a liquid that can dissolve substances.
- A solute is the substance dissolved in a solution.
- Saturation is the point where a solution can no longer dissolve a solute.
When you stir sugar into tea or salt into water the solid dissolves in the liquid to form a mixture we call a solution.
A liquid that can dissolve substances in this way is called a solvent.
Liquid that dissolves a solid
Whilst the solid that dissolves is called the solute, we say ...
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