IGCSE Glossary

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saturated solution
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
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A solution becomes a saturated solution when it has the maximum concentration of a solute dissolved in a solvent. After it is saturated any additional solute will not dissolve into the saturated solution.

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sodium nitrate
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
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sodium nitrate

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solubility
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
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Solubility is the measure of how much solute can be added to a solvent until it becomes a saturated solution. The solubility is measured in grams of solute per hundred grams of solvent.

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soluble
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
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A substance is soluble when is can dissolve in another substance ( the solvent)

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Synonyms - dissolvable
soluble
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
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A substance able to be dissolved in a liquid.

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Synonyms - disintegrable
solute
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
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The minor component in a solution, dissolved in the solvent.

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solution
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
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A solution is a liquid mixture in which the minor component (the solute) is distributed within the major components (the solvent)

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Solvent
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
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A substance ( usually a liquid like water) which will dissolve another substance

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suspension
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
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In chemistry, a suspension is a heterogeneous mixture that contains solid particles sufficiently large for sedimentation. The particles may be visible to the naked eye, usually must be larger than 1 micrometer, and will eventually settle.

Author - georgie
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