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In this problem, we have been asked to conduct an experiment to determine if a solution of unknown concentration is saturated, unsaturated or supersaturated.
Let's explain how to experimentally check whether the solution of unknown concentration is saturated, supersaturated or unsaturated.
The easiest way to determine if the certain solution is saturated, supersaturated or unsaturated is to add a seed crystal of the solute. That is a very small amount of a substance, like a single unit of the crystal.
That small amount of solute will dissolve in a solution if the solution is unsaturated.
If the solution is saturated, that amount of solute won't dissolve.
If the solution is supersaturated, a larger crystals start to form around the added amount of solute in a very short time.
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