Solutions

Solution: a homogenous mixture consisting of a solute dissolved in a solution

  • Solute: component of a solution used in lesser quantity
  • Solvent: component of a solution used in greater quantity

Solution, Solute, Solvent

A solution, whose solvent is water, is called an aqueous solution.

  • Any compound that dissolves in water to form a solution is said to be soluble in water or be “miscible.”
  • How can you determine if a substance is soluble? It should be polar—since what is polar. You can also use the solubility rules to determine solubility for most ionic compounds, made of metals and nonmetals, called salts.
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