When we dissolve a solute in a solvent, a solution is formed. We can make many different solutions by changing the amount of solute added in the solvent.
Example : We can make many salt solutions by adding more and more salt to the water.
But... there will come a point when adding more salt to the solution doesn't dissolve. That's when we have a Saturated Solution.
What is a Saturated Solution?
A solution in which no more solute can be dissolved without raising its temperature is called saturated solution.
- The maximum amount of solute that can be added is called the saturation level.
- Amount of solute in a saturated solution at a given temperature is called Solubility.
Solubility of Salt is 36gm (at 20 degree celsius)
- It means if we mix 36 gms of salt in 100 gm of water, it forms 136 gm of saturated solution
- If we mix more salt in this solution, it will not dissolve and remains undissolved at the bottom.
- However, if we increase the temperature, it will dissolve
Let's look at Unsaturated Solutions , and the Difference between Saturated and Unsaturated Solutions