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9Sci CH15

9th Science CH15 Solutions

TermDefinition
dissociation the breaking apart of an ionic compound (such as salt) into positive and negative ions when dissolved in water
electrolyte a substance that separates or forms ions in a 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 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 a substance (solute) that will dissolve in a solvent; generally expressed as the maximum number of grams of solute that will dissolve in 100 g of a solvent at a specific temperature
solute the substance being dissolved in a solvent
solvent the substance that dissolves in 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