Investigation 2: Reaching Saturation

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Vocabulary

Solute

noun
A solute is the solid part of the solution. The solute dissolves and seems to disappear.

Solvent

noun
A solvent is the liquid part of a solution. The solvent dissolves the solute.

Saturated

adj.
When no more solute can dissolve in a solvent, it is saturated.

Supersaturted Solution

noun
A supersaturated solution contains more solute than it normally would at a given temperature.

Saturate

verb
If you saturate something with a substance, you fill it up so that it cannot hold anymore of the substance.

Insoluble

adj.
Something that is insoluble is not capable of being dissolved.

Soluble

adj.
If something is soluble, it can be dissolved in something else.

Solubility

noun
Solubility is the ability of one substance to dissolve in another substance. Solubility is a physical property of a substance and can be used to identify a substance.

Particle

noun
A particle is a small part of something.


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