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Science 8 - Matter & Mixture: "S" Words

Vocabulary terms for this Unit
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solution
a homogenous mixture of two or more pure substances
solute
a substance that dissolves in a solvent, like salt dissolving in water.
solubility
the amount of a solute that can dissolve in a given amount of solvent to form a saturated solution at a given temperature
soluble
The ability of something to dissolve, forming a solution.
solvent
a substance that dissolves a solute to form a solution (e.g., water that dissolves salt)
suspension
a heterogeneous mixture in which particles settle slowly after mixing. Dirty water or orange juice is an example of this
saturated
a solution that is full. No more solute will dissolve at a specific temperature
insoluble
not able to be dissolved. It will not mix to form a solution
unsaturated
a solution that is not full. More solute can be dissolved at a specific temperature
supersaturated
a solution that is over full. More solute has been dissolved because it was added at a higher temperature
dissolve
to form a solution by mixing evenly
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