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Introduction to Solutions Is there a limit to the amount of solute that will dissolve in a solvent? Why? We use solutions every day. People who wear contact lenses use “lens solution” to rinse their contacts and keep them wet. Athletes who consume sports drinks after exercising benefit from the electrolytes in those solutions. This activity will explore whether or not there is a limit to how much of one substance can dissolve in another. Model 1 – Solutions Vocabulary Solubility is the ability of a solute to dissolve in a solvent making a solution . A solute i s the substance that is dissolved into a solvent and the solvent is the liquid in which the solute dissolved. Dissolving is when a compound breaks apart into isolated molecules. For example, when salt is dissolved in water, salt (solute) is broken apart into sodium and chloride ions in water (solvent). Water is a common solvent and a solution that has a substance dissolved in water is called an aqueous solution. Other liquids can be solvents too (e.g. hexane, acetone), but they are not called aqueous solutions because they are not comprised of water. These solvents form non-aqueous solutions.
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