Solutions Vocab

Nathaniel Leach

Homogenous

Of the same kind or alike

Heterogenous

Diverse in character or content

Saturated

Containing the largest possible amount of a particular solute

Unsaturated

Having the power to dissolve still more of a substance

Supersaturated

Increase the concentration of a solution beyond saturation point

Immiscible

Not forming a homogeneous mixture when added together

Miscible

Forming a homogeneous mixture when added together

Solubility Curve

Used to determine the mass of solute in 100g (100 ml) of water at a given temperature

Solute

Dissolved in the solvent

Solvent

The liquid in which a solute is dissolved to form a solution

Solution

A liquid mixture in which the solute is uniformly distributed within the solvent

Alloy

A metal made by combining two or more metallic elements, especially to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion

Concentration

The abundance of a Solute divided by the total volume of a mixture

Dilution

Make a liquid thinner or weaker by adding water or another solvent to it

Molarity

Measure of the concentration of a solute in a solution. Measured by moles of solute over volume of solvent

Suspension

A mixture in which particles are dispersed throughout the bulk of a fluid

Insoluble

Incapable of being dissolved

Aqueous

Solution is a solution in which the solvent is water

Electrolyte

Substance that produces an electrically conducting solution when dissolved in a polar solvent, such as water

Conductivity

The degree to which a specified material conducts electricity

Dissolution

The action or process of dissolving or being dissolved

Solvation

Interaction of a solute with the solvent