Chemistry (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0078021529
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-152-7

Chapter 4 - Questions and Problems - Page 176: 4.1


A solution is a mixture in which two or more substances are uniformly distributed. A solute is the substance present in smaller amounts. The substance present in greater amount is the solvent.

Work Step by Step

A solution can be gaseous, solid, or liquid. In a liquid solution, the solute is the substance that is dissolved whereas the solvent is the liquid in which the solute is dissolved.
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