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Solutions

RELATED WORDS

  • Homogeneous
  • Heterogeneous
  • Solutions
  • Suspensions
  • Emulsions
  • Colloidal dispersions
  • Solute
  • Solvent
  • Alloys

Definition of Solutions

A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances is called as a solution.

More About Solutions

  • Homogeneous: used to describe substances that look the same throughout. Homogeneous substances have one phase and uniform composition
  • Heterogeneous: used to describe substances in which you can see more than one color or type of matter. Heterogeneous substances have more than one phase and a non uniform composition
  • Phase: is a visibly distinct portion of matter

There are several types of mixtures. They are:

  • solutions
  • suspensions
  • emulsions
  • colloidal dispersions
  • Solutions: solutions are mixtures made by mixing a solute and a solvent. The solute is the substance that dissolves. The solvent is the substance that does the dissolving. Solutions are homogeneous and do not show the Tyndall effect. Examples are solution of salt and water, alcohol and water and copper sulphate and water
  • In such a mixture, a solute is a substance dissolved in another substance, known as a solvent
  • The solvent does the dissolving. The solution more or less takes on the characteristics of the solvent including its phase, and the solvent is commonly the major fraction of the mixture

Questions

Salt and water is an example of a

    A) Solution
    B) Suspension
    C) Colloidal solution

Answer: 1) Solution
Explanation: salt and water is a homogeneous mixture of solute (salt) and water (solvent)