Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 13 - Solutions - Exercises - Questions - Page 478: 6


a) Does not dissolve b) Dissolves c) Does not dissolve

Work Step by Step

a) A saturated solution is a solution which contains the maximum amount of solute in it. Therefore no additional solute can be added and it remains undissolved. b) An unsaturated solution contains less solute than its maximum capacity. Therefore on the addition of solute, it dissolves in the solvent. c) A supersaturated solution is a solution which contains more solute than its maximum capacity and on further addition of solute, it settles at the bottom of the beaker, ie it precipitates.
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