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9Sci Ch 15 Solutions


dissociation the breaking apart of an ionic compound (such as salt) into positive and negative ions when dissolved into water
electrolyte a substance that separates or forms in water solution, making the solution an electrical conductor
ionization the breaking apart of certain polar substances to form ions when dissolved in water
nonelectrolyte a substance, such as a pure water, that does not conduct electricity
organic solvent a type of liquid often found in building materials; contains potentially harmful chemicals
saturated solution a solution that has dissolved all the solute it can normally hold at a specific temperature
solubility the amount of substance (solvent) that will dissolve in a solvent
solute substance dissolved in a solvent
solvent substance that dissolves a solute
supersaturated solution an unstable solution that contains more solute than a saturated solution can at that same specific temperature
unsaturated solution a solution that is capable of dissolving more solute at a specific temperature
solution homogeneous mixture containing particles so tiny they cannot be seen even with a microscope; particles don’t settle and don’t scatter light
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