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Saturated Solution

Unsaturated Solution

Solution contains the maximum amount of dissolved solute

Solution contains less than maximum amount of dissolved solute

More solute cannot be added without raising the temperature

More solute can be added without raising the temperature

Example :

Solubility of Salt is 36gm (at 20 degree celsius)

  • If we mix 36 gm of salt in 100 gm of water
  • Then, it becomes a Saturated Solution

Example :

Solubility of Salt is 36gm (at 20 degree celsius)

  • If we mix 30 gm of salt in 100 gm of water
  • Then, it becomes a Unsaturated Solution

(Anything less than 36 gm would work)

 

 

Note : A supersaturated solution contains more than the maximum amount of solute that can be dissolved at that temperature. It is unstable and the solute will usually begin to crystallize, especially if disturbed. 

Example : A solution of 40g Salt in 100 g water is Super Saturated Solution 

 

 

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